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Thursday, July 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Thursday, July 30, 2020
Includes Latest Numbers From Macon County Public Health

Here is an update for this afternoon on how humanity is dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic that is caused by SARS CoV-2. The story is told through links to news outlets, research papers, and videos. They are presented without comment.

Data from Macon County Public Health as of July 20th and graph by Macon Media of data from May 30th to July 20th [LINK

Please note there is a gap for Saturdays and Sundays since the health department will no longer be reporting numbers on those days.

450 Detected Cases (+7 since Friday)
74 Active Positive (unchanged since Friday)
373 Recovered (+7 in one day since Friday)
3 Death (unchanged since Friday)

Testing Data for Macon County

4114 MCPH Tests (+97 since Friday)
1427 Tests by Others (+30 since Friday)
5541 Total Tests (+265 since Friday)
237 Tests Pending Results (+83 since Friday)



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Here are some numbers from the CDC, the NCDHHS, and the Johns Hopkins Dashboard. Macon Media prefers the Johns Hopkins Dashboard because the counts include those non-residents that are left out of the CDC and NCDHHS numbers.

The CDC website [LINK] reports 116,087 people in North Carolina are infected, 1,820 have died, and infections are widespread, the NCDHHS website [LINK] reports 117,850 confirmed cases from 1,691,434 targeted tests, and 1,291 hospitalized and 1,865 deaths in the state. The Johns Hopkins Dashboard [LINK] reports 118,387 people infected and 1,888 deaths.

North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count [LINK]

Infographic from Johns Hopkins University [LINK]

Resources for Reliable Information about the Corona Virus (COVID-19) [LINK]


Dr John Campbell

Update, UK, US and Global


COVID-19 & Mask Myths DEBUNKED!

Ultra High-Tech Ways Scientists Might Defeat COVID-19


President Trump Participates in a Roundtable on Donating Plasma


Evidence favouring the efficacy of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 therapy [LINK]

Coronavirus Briefing: Dr. Mandy Cohen (07/30/20)


Pandemic Heroes

Multiple Miami Dolphins donating plasma after recovering from COVID-19

Research Papers, Clinical Trials and News About Such

Georgia News Anchor Becomes First Person to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Shot in Phase 3 Trial

Physical exercise as a tool to help the immune system against COVID-19: an integrative review of the current literature

Experts study COVID-19 and cannabis use

Ohio's Board of Pharmacy bans the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat or prevent COVID-19

We Thought It Was Just a Respiratory Virus We were wrong.

ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine prevents SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia in rhesus macaques

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Upper and Lower Airways in Nonhuman Primates

Development of Remdesivir as a Dry Powder for Inhalation by Thin Film Freezing
Immune system variation can predict severe COVID-19 outcomes

Factors determining different death rates because of the COVID-19 outbreak among countries

Age-Related Differences in Nasopharyngeal Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Levels in Patients With Mild to Moderate Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Potential benefits and risks of omega-3 fatty acids supplementation to patients with COVID-19

Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health: summary

Colchicine Reduces Lung Injury in Experimental Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Aerosol and surface contamination of SARS-CoV-2 observed in quarantine and isolation care [LINK]

Blood nitrate and nitrite modulating nitric oxide bioavailability: Potential therapeutic functions in COVID-19

COVID-19 and Hypercoagulability: Potential Impact on Management with Oral Contraceptives, Estrogen Therapy and Pregnancy

Clinical features, ventilatory management, and outcome of ARDS caused by COVID-19 are similar to other causes of ARDS

Inflammation resolution: a dual-pronged approach to averting cytokine storms in COVID-19?

Masks, Masks, Masks

(Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!)

Exhaled breath is a significant source of SARS-CoV-2 emission

Close-range exposure to a COVID-19 carrier: transmission trends in the respiratory tract and estimation of infectious dose

Turning Point USA deletes anti-mask meme after co-founder dies of coronavirus complications

‘Flood’ of GOP Congressional Staffers Say They’re Being Forced to Work on Capitol Hill Without Masks: Report [LINK]

Dr. Fauci recommends wearing goggles to prevent catching the coronavirus [LINK] [LINK]

Back to School

Download a PDF of "LIGHTING OUR WAY FORWARD: North Carolina's Guidebook for Re-opening Schools" [LINK]

Rapid Review: What is the specific role of daycares and schools in COVID-19 transmission?

Video: Parent (who is also a teacher) on Wisconsin Covid-19 school reopening task force is heard calling teachers "pussies" over a hot mic; is removed from task force

Researchers find COVID-infected children are major carriers, further complicating the school-reopening debate

TN to not collect data on cases in schools.

COVID-19 in the USA

3 Months Of Hell: U.S. Economy Drops 32.9%, In Worst GDP Report Ever

Almost 30 Million in U.S. Didn’t Have Enough to Eat Last Week

Herman Cain Dies From Coronavirus at 74

Nurse brawls with Chicago subway passenger who blames health care workers for coronavirus

Florida reports 253 new coronavirus deaths in third straight daily record [LINK]


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Published at 6:00pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020


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