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Showing posts with label Pandemic (Coronavirus 2020). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pandemic (Coronavirus 2020). Show all posts

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

We might finally know why the coronavirus spread is out of control again



Article Excerpt: "... A geneticist at the New York Genome Center and New York University was studying the genes that allow the virus to infiltrate human cells. But Neville Sanjana’s experiments failed when using a gene sequence from a Wuhan patient. Switching to the G mutation increased the virus’s capabilities to infect cells. “We were shocked,” Sanjana said. The team repeated the experiment on various types of cells, and every time the G mutation was many times more infectious ..."


Reference: bgr.com

EU Bars the United States Due to Surging COVID-19


EU Bars the United States Due to Surging COVID-19


Article Excerpt: "... The European Union will allow visitors from 15 countries, but the U.S., Brazil and Russia aren’t among them ..."


Reference: www.nytimes.com

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Former CDC director on coronavirus spikes: 'The virus has the upper hand'


Former CDC director on coronavirus spikes: 'The virus has the upper hand'


Article Excerpt: "... Opening early amid COVID-19 spike is like 'leaning into a left hook,' says Tom Frieden, Former Centers for Disease Control Director..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Space Camp Resuming in the Rocket City After Virus Shutdown


Space Camp Resuming in Huntsville After Virus Shutdown


Article Excerpt: "... Space Camp is resuming at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville after shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic. A scaled-back version of the popular program will resume Sunday as students arrive ..."


Reference: www.usnews.com

Friday, June 26, 2020

Another record day for COVID-19 in Alabama, Huntsville considers mask ordinance


Another record day for COVID-19 in Alabama, Huntsville considers mask ordinance


Article Excerpt: "... Yesterday, Alabama saw the highest number of coronavirus cases in one day that it’s seen throughout the entire pandemic with 1,129 new cases ...In states without mask ordinances, local governments are starting to get in on the act. While only Birmingham and Montgomery have them in Alabama, Huntsville and other municipalities have been talking about them..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

Thursday, June 25, 2020

NY-Area Bans Alabama Travelers Without A Quarantine


NY-Area Bans Alabama Travelers Without A Quarantine


Article Excerpt: "... The number of COVID-19 cases in the state rose Wednesday by 954, one of the state’s largest daily increases since the pandemic began, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. ...Alabama is one of the states showing the fastest increase in cases..."

Reference: wbhm.org

'Apocalyptic' virus surges feared in major US cities


'Apocalyptic' virus surges feared in major US cities


Article Excerpt: "... "The big metro areas seem to be rising very quickly and some of the models are on the verge of being apocalyptic," Hotez told CNN ..."


Reference: www.wrcbtv.com

Thursday, June 18, 2020

UAH Lab Finds 125 Naturally Occurring Compounds With Potential Against Coronavirus


UAH Lab Finds 125 Naturally Occurring Compounds With Potential Against Coronavirus


Article Excerpt: "... The UAH lab headed by Dr. Jerome Baudry has announced results from its testing of the first group of 50,000 naturally occurring compounds out of more than 400,000 that may show promise as treatments for the COVID-19 virus. ..."


Reference: patch.com

Huntsville COVID-19 positive rates surge


Testing clinic reports jump in positive rates for coronavirus in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... A testing clinic in Huntsville is seeing a sudden spike in positive results for COVID-19 that the clinic’s CEO calls “disturbing.” ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Alabama’s new COVID-19 cases rose 97% for the week ended June 14


Alabama’s new COVID-19 cases rose 97% for the week ended June 14


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama’s new cases rose 97% to 5,115 for the week ended June 14, with 14% of COVID-19 tests coming back positive compared to 6% in the prior week, according to the analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer-run effort to track the outbreak..."


Reference: www.reuters.com