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Friday, September 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update for Friday, September 11, 2020

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.
COVID-19 Report from Macon County Schools
Press Release
Today we were notified that a positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Nantahala School. This individual is currently under quarantine. Contact tracing is underway through the Macon County Health Department. Any student or staff member identified through the contact tracing will be notified. At this time, Nantahala School will be suspending face-to-face instruction through Friday, September 18, 2020. Macon County Schools will continue to work closely with the Macon County Health Department as we monitor this situation. Additional updates will be released as needed.

568 Detected Cases (+4 in one day)
13 Active Positive (+3 in one day)
548 Recovered (+1 in one day)
7 Deaths (unchanged)

Testing Data for Macon County

5211 MCPH Tests (+57 in one day)
1867 Tests by Others (unchanged)
7078 Total Tests (+57 in one day)
85 Tests Pending Results (+53 in one day)

North Carolina Coronavirus Map and Case Count [LINK]

What Is COVID-19? A Patients Guide [LINK]

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


Dr John Campbell

International situation

Pandemic science, Talk quietly please

Self Testing for COVID 19 with Rapid Antigen Tests: Dr. Mina Q/A
Can individuals be trusted to self-test for COVID-19 without a medical professional?

TWiV 640: Test often, fast turnaround, interview with Michael Mina:



Research Papers, Clinical Trials and News About Such

How Coronavirus Took Hold in North America and Europe:
Early interventions were effective at stamping out coronavirus infections, but subsequent, poorly monitored travel allowed the virus to ignite major outbreaks in Europe and North America, according to a new study [LINK]

COVID-19 Study Links Strict Social Distancing to Much Lower Chance of Infection [LINK]

New England Journal of Medicine: Universal masking may positively contribute to immunization of population by reducing viral load of individual exposures [LINK]

Influenza may facilitate the spread of SARS-CoV-2 [LINK]

Common Pitfalls in the Interpretation of COVID-19 Data and Statistics [LINK]


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Published at 6:00pm on Friday, September 11, 2020