While students are starting to return to school and university, the number of cases is spiking resulting in almost 100,000 cases of school children with the virus.
Now, in a case which does not involve returning to school, one university professor has died from suspected coronavirus after gasping for air live on Zoom.
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The move had divided opinion among parents and students.
As nearly 100,000 children have tested positive for coronavirus in just two weeks after returning to school.
But believe it or not, we still are.
Which is exactly what should be happening, of course.
And even though numbers of infections are steadily dropping in many countries, our country continues to be the worst affected.
It just doesn’t seem to be phasing people anymore.
Such as coughing, sneezing, and touching things with your bare hands.
Because even though they can’t protect a person fully from catching or spreading the virus, they lower that chance significantly.
And New York City is one of those places.
The number of coronavirus cases continues to steadily rise, with many parts of the country even tightening lockdown restrictions yet again.
And more and more lives are being put at risk because of this.
And that’s not just here in America… it’s happening all around the world where infection rates continue to climb.
Resulting in a massive spike in virus cases…
97,000 children tested positive for the virus from July 16 to July 30.
This becomes essential as some school districts go back to class this month.
“The kits are shipped to the families, they are taught how to collect these samples, and then the samples are sent back by the families to a central repository,” she said
With a combined student population of 720,000, they’ve made the wise decision to start the school year via remote learning due to the risk.
The mayor assured officials looked at examples of returning to in-person school “from all around the world” to assure kids would be safe.
The virus didn’t appear to be a threat to children at first, however, in July alone more than 25 children have died from it.
Colleges are among the most affected, as they look for new ways to reopen while assuring the safety of students.
Stating that failure to wear masks, practice social distancing, and avoid mass gatherings could bring serious consequences, even getting kicked out of school.
And other colleges have brought out similar rules, with Yale pledging a commitment for students to remain in Connecticut during the fall semester through November 21. While Ohio State University’s students will be required to conduct daily health checks.
However in Alabama, the university has been hit exceptionally hard.
More than 1,200 students and 166 employees at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa have tested positive for COVID-19 in just two weeks.
From just Tuesday to Thursday two weeks ago the university recorded a massive 481 cases at their Tuscaloosca campus alone.
Another 157 cases were reported at the Birmingham campus also.
Following the shocking news, Bell admonished the student body for not following restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
I am deeply disappointed that those guidelines are not being followed by each and every member of our student body. The rise we’ve seen in recent days is unacceptable, and if unchecked, threatens our ability to complete the rest of the semester on campus.
The Argentinian university professor, Paola de Simone, taught politics and international relations at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires, and died on Wednesday after gasping for breath during a Zoom lecture.
But despite struggling with a bad cough and difficulties breathing she continued to teach until the very end.
Her breathing was so bad during the final lecture that her students even asked for her address so they could send over an ambulance.
So tragic. RIP.