Here’s what happened when students went to school during the 1918 pandemic
By Theresa Waldrop, CNN Updated 6:26 AM ET, Wed August 19, 2020
“This isn’t the first time leaders have struggled with deciding whether to keep schools open in a pandemic.
During the influenza pandemic in 1918, even though the world was a very different place, the discussion was just as heated.
That pandemic killed an estimated 5 million people worldwide, including 675,000 Americans, before it was all over.
While the vast majority of cities closed their schools, three opted to keep them open — New York, Chicago and New Haven, according to historians.” More at CNN – Theresa Waldrop
Fauci says he does not see US mandating COVID-19 vaccination for general public
BY JESSIE HELLMANN – 08/18/20 02:19 PM EDT
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said Tuesday he doesn’t see the U.S. mandating a COVID-19 vaccine.
“I don’t think you’ll ever see a mandating of vaccine particularly for the general public,” Fauci said during a livestreamed interview with Healthline.
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, noted that some workplaces, particularly those in health care fields, might prevent employees from coming to work or interacting with patients if they haven’t been vaccinated for the flu. More at The Hill – JESSIE HELLMANN
‘Unprecedented’ PPE Fraud Endangers U.S. Supplies, Empowers Terrorists
The COVID-19 crisis isn’t just a threat to the world’s health, it’s also brought out some of the worst actors hoping to exploit the desperate need for medical equipment — and even fund terrorism as they do.
“The evolution of this continuous fraud never ceases to amaze us and it’s really just unprecedented,” said Steve Francis, assistant director for the Global Trade Investigations Division with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), during a roundtable on the issue of PPE fraud hosted by InsideSources. More at Inside Sources – Hiram Reisner
Long-term care facilities in NH ease indoor visitor restrictions
Recent behavior by students on campus has Saint Anselm officials concerned
NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – August 19th, 2020
On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, DHHS announced 19 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,036 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there is one individual under the age of 18 and the rest are adults, with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (5), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (4), and Merrimack (2) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (6) and Nashua (2).
No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 712 (10%) of 7,036 cases.
Community Based Transmission
Seven of the new cases had no identified risk factors.
DHHS has also announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19.
1 female resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older
2 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
Cumulative Positive Tests by County
- Belknap 121
- Carroll 98
- Cheshire 107
- Coos 17
- Grafton 107
- Hillsborough – Other 1,278
- Hillsborough – Manchester 1879
- Hillsborough – Nashua 803
- Merrimack 477
- Rockingham 1738
- Strafford 367
- Sullivan 44
New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated August 19th, 2020, 9:00 AM)
NH Persons with COVID-191 7,036
- Recovered 6,347 (90%)
- Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 427 (6%)
- Total Current COVID-19 Cases 262
- Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19 712 (10%)
- Current Hospitalizations 12
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories,
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 188.009
- Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody
- Laboratory Tests 28,837
- Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL 40,540
- Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL 922
- Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time) 2,375
Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS
Information above, and archived daily updates are available here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/news/updates.htm
Regional Information (total positive test results, deaths)
Look-back period is 1 week.
NH: 7,036 positive test results 427 deaths (1 week ago: 6,887 positive test results 420 deaths) (+149/+7)
MA: 124,415 positive test results 8876 deaths (1 week ago: 122,000 positive test results 8769 deaths) (+2415/+107)
ME: 4,234 positive test results 127 deaths (1 week ago: 4,070 positive test results 126 deaths)
VT: 1,533 positive test results 58 deaths (1 week ago: 1,478 positive test results 58 deaths)
CT: 51,314 positive test results 4,457 deaths (1 week ago: 50,706 positive test results 4,450 deaths)
RI: 20,795 positive test results 1027 deaths (1 week ago: 20,129 positive test results 1018 deaths)
NY: 431,924 positive test results 32,451 deaths (1 week ago: 427,419 positive test results 32,384 deaths) (+4,505/+67)