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Showing posts with label Coronavirus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coronavirus. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Just 15% of Alabama ICU beds are available and officials are concerned


Just 15% of Alabama ICU beds are available and officials are concerned


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama’s ICUs remain nearly full. Many hospitals have added extra beds to meet demand and officials are concerned about what will happen as schools open in the coming weeks..."


Reference: www.al.com

Friday, July 24, 2020

Second stimulus check as soon as August under Republican plan; Dems need to agree quickly before their next vacation begins


Second stimulus check as soon as August under Republican plan


Article Excerpt: "... That would mean: Individuals earning up to $75,000 would receive a $1,200 payment for themselves and $500 for their dependent children Couples earning up to $150,000 would also qualify The payment amounts phase down for singles earning up to $99,000 or $198,000 as a couple. Using the same parameters as the last round of stimulus payments would mean that the Internal Revenue Service could quickly deliver..."


Reference: fortune.com

Alabama adds 2,283 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours on July 23


Alabama adds 2,283 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours on July 23


Article Excerpt: "... As of 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, the Alabama Department of Public Health says 72,696 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Alabama since it began testing in March. That's an increase of 2,283 cases from Wednesday..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Shut it down and restart. That's what more than 150 health professionals are urging government leaders


Shut it down and restart. That's what more than 150 health professionals are urging government leaders


Article Excerpt: "... "Tell the American people the truth about the virus, even when it’s hard. Take bold action to save lives — even when it means shutting down again," the letter, spearheaded by the non-profit U.S. Public Interest Research Group, says. Public health leaders argue in the letter that the U.S. reopened too quickly, non-essential businesses should close again, Americans should mostly stay home..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Schools Reset Plan: Remote Learning for First Nine Weeks (Madison County, Huntsville City, Madison City)


Schools Reset Plan: Remote Learning for First Nine Weeks


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville City Schools (HCS) announced plans today to begin the new school year remotely. All students will engage in remote learning during the first nine weeks in order to mitigate risk due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. HCS is joining both Madison City Schools and the Madison County School System in opting to begin the first nine weeks online. HCS Superintendent Christie Finley and leaders from the other districts made the joint announcement during a press conference on Wednesday. “The health and safety of students, families and staff members is paramount..."


Reference: www.huntsvillecityschools.org

US secures 100 million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine candidate



Article Excerpt: "... the U.S. government announced Wednesday it has reached a deal to gain access to at least 100 million doses of a Pfizer coronavirus vaccine candidate if it proves to be safe and effective..."


Reference: abcnews.go.com

Monday, July 20, 2020

CDC Report: Alabama, 17 Other States In “Red Zone” For Coronavirus, Should Consider Reopening Rollbacks


CDC Report: Alabama, 17 Other States In “Red Zone” For Coronavirus, Should Consider Reopening Rollbacks


Article Excerpt: "... The report says the following 11 states are in the red zone for test positivity: Alabama, Florida, Georgia...Citing guidelines such as wearing face masks and avoiding bars and indoor events, Birx said those steps should be resumed in order to bring cases back under control. She said they are “asking the American people in those counties and in those states to not only use those face coverings, not going to bars, not going to indoor dining, but really not gathering in homes either. And decreasing those gatherings back down to our phase one recommendation..."


Reference: cbslocal.com

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak accelerates across Alabama, worst week yet for cases and deaths


Corona Virus outbreak accelerates across Alabama, worst week yet for cases and deaths


Article Excerpt: "... The Alabama Department of Public Health on Friday reported 1,953 new coronavirus cases in the state, capping yet another record-breaking week for virus cases in Alabama..."


Reference: www.al.com

Friday, July 17, 2020

Enrollment for Huntsville City Schools Virtual Academy Closing Soon


Enrollment for Huntsville City Schools Virtual Academy Closing Soon


Article Excerpt: "... The virtual curriculum features courses in mathematics, science, language arts, world languages, social studies, as well as electives. In collaboration with the school counselor, virtual school students will have the opportunity to select a virtual pathway to meet his/her learning goals. Students desiring a virtual, non-traditional learning environment are encouraged to apply. The enrollment window for the 2020-2021 school year is open from June 5 to July 24, 2020..."


Reference: www.huntsvillecityschools.org

COVID-19 in Alabama: State sees 1,933 new cases in 24 hours (Updated 7/17/2020)


COVID-19 in Alabama: State sees 1,933 new cases in 24 hours (Updated 7/17/2020)


Article Excerpt: "... In the last 14 days, 148,138 tests have been reported to the state with 18,963 people testing positive..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Huntsville on national watch list for COVID-19 increase


Huntsville on national watch list for COVID-19 increase


Article Excerpt: "... The national task force in town is the COVID 19 Response Assistance Field Team (CRAFT), Finley said. It met with local officials and asked, “How can we help you and what concerns do you have?”..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Madison County Schools Reopening Plan DOES NOT REQUIRE MASKS for Students in Class (Level 1)



Article Excerpt: "... Superintendent of Madison County Schools Allen Perkins: Today, I am excited to share with you information regarding the MCSS Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Our first priority is the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff..."


Reference: www.mcssk12.org

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Fauci: ‘False narrative’ to take comfort in lower COVID death rate


Fauci: ‘False narrative’ to take comfort in lower COVID death rate


Article Excerpt: "... “It’s a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death,” Fauci said. “There’s so many other things that are very dangerous and bad about this virus, don’t get yourself into false complacency.”..."


Reference: www.al.com

Dr. Fauci: Alabama “has window of opportunity” to control surge of COVID-19 cases


Dr. Fauci: Alabama “has window of opportunity” to control surge of COVID-19 cases


Article Excerpt: "... He added, “Even though you didn’t know it when you got infected, even though you are perfectly innocent that you meant no harm, by getting infected, you are propagating this pandemic.” Dr. Fauci said Alabama is at risk of getting into “an exponential phase” of cases, but said there is a “window of opportunity” to act to prevent the situation from getting worse..."


Reference: www.wbrc.com

Not wearing mask is a misdemeanor in Madison County


Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office: Not wearing mask is a misdemeanor


Article Excerpt: "... “We’re not trying to be the bad guy here,” Patterson said. “We’re going to enforce the law because that’s what we’re doing. That’s the business we’re in.” Patterson said not complying is an offense that you can be arrested for..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mandatory mask order begins for all of Madison County at 5 p.m. Tuesday


Mandatory mask order begins for all of Madison County at 5 p.m. Tuesday


Article Excerpt: "... Madison County Health Officer Dr. Karen Landers has issued a health order requiring most people to wear face coverings in public places in Madison County to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The order takes effect on July 7 at 5 p.m. "We need to do all we can to limit the spread of COVID-19..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Alabama sets new state records for COVID-19 hospitalizations


Alabama sets new state records for COVID-19 hospitalizations


Article Excerpt: "... “We are now in a situation where epidemic is ahead of us,” Williamson said. “We are not able with case identification and contact tracing to get it under control. Individuals are not wearing masks as we need to and I worry the 4th of July is going to contribute to another spike in cases.”..."


Reference: abc3340.com

Five children being treated for COVID-19 within Huntsville Hospital system


Five children being treated for COVID-19 within Huntsville Hospital system


Article Excerpt: "... some of the children are only months old. A 4-year-old that tested positive is also a cancer patient, he said. “If the thought of you accidentally giving COVID to someone, a child, or particularly a child who is trying to deal with cancer, is not reason enough to put on a face covering, I don’t know what is..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Coronavirus cases soar in north Alabama, 16-year-old on ventilator in Huntsville


Coronavirus cases soar in north Alabama, 16-year-old on ventilator in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... A 16-year-old patient is on a ventilator at Huntsville Hospital due to the novel coronavirus as the pandemic begins to hammer north Alabama ..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Alabama skips tougher virus rules despite worsening pandemic


Alabama skips tougher virus rules despite worsening pandemic


Article Excerpt: "... State health officials have expressed alarm over the state’s recent virus numbers As of Tuesday, Alabama had more than 37,000 cases of the new coronavirus, and more than 25% of infections in the last two weeks..."


Reference: www.bradenton.com