Archive for July 8th, 2020

Finally, a Covid testing plan that makes sense to me…

July 8, 2020

Tip of the hat to Georgetown on this one.
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Last week, I did some reading re: the Herculean challenges facing colleges as they contemplate when and how to re-open.

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In a nutshell, residence colleges face three major challenges:

  1. Staying afloat financially
  2. Delivering a valuable education
  3. Keeping their campuses healthy

One aspect of healthy campuses is instituting a comprehensive Covid testing program.

Many schools are rationalizing  away the need for testing, arguing that tests aren’t sufficiently accurate and that they cost too much to administer. Source

That’s not the approach that Georgetown is taking…

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July 8: C-19 Key NATIONAL & STATES Data

July 8, 2020

Expanded Data Set:
Cases > Hospitalizations > Deaths

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Cumulative Deaths 
133,972 Worldometer
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663 Daily New Deaths Worldometer
> 7-day average 552

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Currently Hospitalized

> 41,575 Current
> 7-day average      38,000
> April 22 peak        59,000
> June 21 low point  28,000

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RonaViz

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Confirmed Cases

> 55,442 New Cases Worldometer
> 7-day average    50,156
> April 24 peak      36,291
> June 8 low point  17,414

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