DHEC reports 1,483 *********-19 cases associated with South Carolina schools
According to the latest DHEC report, there are currently 1,038 student cases and 445 school employee cases.
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I had heard some of this - particularly about the storage issue, requiring specialized refrigeration.I did not know this:
That plan describes the state’s strategy to protect 40 million residents, specifying who will first get the vaccine, where it will be distributed, how it will be stored and transported, said expert…tinyurl.com
I've not been reading the articles on the preparation plans for different states, but the president told them all to put together plans for November so there have been articles popping up in a bunch of states about this. The fact that states were told to do this does sound to me just like the rest of the president's pass-the-responsibility-buck-onto-the-governors system of handling the *********. Here are a few articles:I'm saying I didn't know CA was already working on a distribution plan. We've discussed the storage issues here before.
What I want to know is: what are other states doing? And is it going to be like PPE where it's every state for itself? Hope not but it probably will be.
Schools appear safer than thought
A few months into the semester, a pattern is emerging: K-12 schools do not seem to be stoking community transmission of the ********. Elementary schools, especially, seem to seed remarkably few infections.
Although children can infect one another, the data, gathered from random testing in the United States and Britain, suggests only limited transmission from young children to adults. One study published in the journal Pediatrics surveyed more than 57,000 child care providers across the nation and found that they were no more likely to become infected with the ***** than other adults in the community.
“A couple of months ago, we really couldn’t be sure that elementary schools could reopen safely, even though the data was hinting at that,” our colleague Apoorva Mandavilli said. “Now, we have real-world data that seems to suggest that’s really the case.”
Although young children can become infected with the *****, the data suggests that they have a remarkably low risk of severe symptoms. Middle and high school students, though, might be more contagious — and at higher risk for illness. Still, studies show schools may be able to contain the ***** if prevalence in the community is low and administrators take proper precautions.
“It’s clear that kids are not superspreaders,” Apoorva said. “Even if they are contributing to community spread, which maybe they are, a little bit, it’s not going to be more than what’s coming from restaurants or gyms or any other adult activities.”
“This is a message to communities: If they prioritize schools, they can have their kids go back,” she said.
My school is making some noises about this, but being vague. We've been told to have finals ready to go before Thanksgiving, as that might be the last day of school.I have heard that some schools are considering full distance between thanksgiving and winter break because of the high probability of high risk behavior outside of school.
My school is making some noises about this, but being vague. We've been told to have finals ready to go before Thanksgiving, as that might be the last day of school.
We were doing fine until recently. The dial went to mid-orange, and then half the town where I teach went to the Trump Rally where people got hypothermia. You'd think they might wear masks in the cold. You are thinking incorrectly.
Graduations across the state were mostly shifted online or postponed this spring and summer due to the *********-19 *********, but Davis said a virtual event wasn’t going to cut it for his family.
The entitlement was a bit much.Because all the people who missed out on it in the spring didn't have family who wanted to see them graduate and it wasn't an important moment for them.
My alma mater (Syracuse) is going fully virtual after today.
We have added more in-person classes for Spring semester--and free in-house ********* testing.My university had always planned to go remote after Thanksgiving, and they've since decided that although classes will restart as planned on January 19th, they'll all restart remotely, with in person classes only moving to in person as of Feb 1. So we aren't extending the break, but we are extending the amount of time the students stay away from campus. We also eliminated spring break, to make it so students don't travel.
This doesn't impact me, as I'd already decided all my classes next term will be asynchronous online.
She is. Because she's high risk and is afraid to be on campus.
Dayton and Fairborn schools are also going all remote till after New Year's.Second largest district in Montgomery County recorded 41 new positive ******** cases last week; is having problems filling teaching and staffing jobs, including bus drivers.tinyurl.com