B/CS number of cases update? 11-17-20 Staff Edit on OP

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Maybe they could institute a mandatory campus book burning while they're at it.....
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althormoon said:

Rapier108 said:

Which means they're going to find a bunch of minor or asymptomatic cases, and someone will claim the cause is removing the mask mandate.


This isn't some conspiracy, it is a response to the large case clusters in the corps that have been going on for a couple of weeks now before the mask mandate was even lifted. At least they are not shutting things down completely like Duke. People have been calling for all corps activities to cease for the rest of the semester, instead of taking that drastic step admin is just enforcing testing. Not a big deal.


There is no enforcement mechanism
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Interesting..... Just read Fahrenheit 451.
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It seems like there probably is an "enforcement mechanism"... if a student doesn't "log in to the Howdy Portal" and satisfy survey/test status input info, I'm guessing their account is flagged and potentially put on hold or whatever before returning to class by the deadline.
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joho said:

It seems like there probably is an "enforcement mechanism"... if a student doesn't "log in to the Howdy Portal" and satisfy survey/test status input info, I'm guessing their account is flagged and potentially put on hold or whatever before returning to class by the deadline.
except that verbiage is not in the guidance
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Today's numbers: 74 new confirmed cases, 3 probable cases, 20 (-4) Brazos County residents hospitalized, 1,795 tests, 0 deaths

62% of the new confirmed cases are from the 18-24-year-old age group.

Current Brazos County vaccination numbers: 37,699 (+874) people vaccinated with at least one dose as of 3/15/21. The number of fully vaccinated people is now 17,413 (+758). According to the state's vaccination dashboard, 9.3% of Brazos County residents (16 yrs and older) are now fully vaccinated.

Total COVID hospitalizations in Region N: 41 (-2); 7.41% of total hospital capacity as of 3/14/21.

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cavscout96 said:

joho said:

It seems like there probably is an "enforcement mechanism"... if a student doesn't "log in to the Howdy Portal" and satisfy survey/test status input info, I'm guessing their account is flagged and potentially put on hold or whatever before returning to class by the deadline.
except that verbiage is not in the guidance


No. It says something potentially more strict. It says they can be referred to Student Services for a conduct violation.

They did this to start the semester and are doing it now for a clean snapshot.
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"May" is not the same as "will," at least in any dictionary I've ever opened.

Even if they go to SCO, how serious do you think the sanction would be?

Do you think SCO will prioritize this over hazing, sexual assault, Title IX? Unlikely.

Paper tiger.
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They are students and when they agreed to the admissions process they agreed to follow the schools guidelines and procedures. If you are a student and don't want to do what they ask, take your chances. Or attend a school that doesn't ask you to do these things. Of course good luck finding one as most are doing the same thing.

It's no different than the school telling employees to do it to start the semester. You could ignore the directive of the school. That "paper tiger" was the threat of being written up. Or for that matter if the Army said "take a test" where I suspect no choice is even given.

It's an infectious disease that transmits pretty rapidly in group contacts. They want to see what is happening in their student population after those students had a chance to commingle for a period of time and as they come back to live and work together in close quarters
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Today's numbers: 93 new confirmed cases, 14 probable cases, 16 (-4) Brazos County residents hospitalized, 1,627 tests, 5 deaths - female in her 30's, male in his 30's, male in his 40's, female in her 60's, and male in his 70's

Current Brazos County vaccination numbers: 39,497 (+1,798) people vaccinated with at least one dose as of 3/16/21. The number of fully vaccinated people is now 17,555 (+142). According to the state's vaccination dashboard, 9.4% of Brazos County residents (16 yrs and older) are now fully vaccinated.

Total COVID hospitalizations in Region N: 37 (-4); 6.53% of total hospital capacity as of 3/15/21.
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Thanks for your updates
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That's a lot of young deaths.
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Quote:

That's a lot of young deaths.
Agreed. It would be interesting to know if they had significant comorbidities that put them at higher risk for severe disease and death?
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MiMi said:

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That's a lot of young deaths.
Agreed. It would be interesting to know if they had significant comorbidities that put them at higher risk for severe disease and death?
Based on the overall statistics we've seen from around the country and Europe, it is highly likely that they did.

While there are always exceptions (the flu kills perfectly healthy people every year), it is highly likely that most if not all of them did.
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I see there is a more appropriate thread. Message deleted.
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Mathguy64 said:

They are students and when they agreed to the admissions process they agreed to follow the schools guidelines and procedures. If you are a student and don't want to do what they ask, take your chances. Or attend a school that doesn't ask you to do these things. Of course good luck finding one as most are doing the same thing.

It's no different than the school telling employees to do it to start the semester. You could ignore the directive of the school. That "paper tiger" was the threat of being written up. Or for that matter if the Army said "take a test" where I suspect no choice is even given.

It's an infectious disease that transmits pretty rapidly in group contacts. They want to see what is happening in their student population after those students had a chance to commingle for a period of time and as they come back to live and work together in close quarters


1. Students aren't soldiers

2. Students aren't employees

3. Not sure there is a student rule or SAP that covers testing. I could be wrong.

3. None of what you wrote changes the fact that SCO isn't going to waste a bunch of time chasing folks who didn't take COVID tests.

Are you the type who believes non-compliance will "go on your permanent record?"

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I wrote all of the above knowing full well that it is purely a mental exercise.

The truth is, most of the students will comply.

The logically fallacy is that so many think it matters.

First, the testing is of little real value. Second, no one is going to chase people down to make the spit in a tube.

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The new signs at the Rec Center say it is "highly recommended" that students get tested.
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Good on TAMU for mandating the testing. Simple, common sense and the right decision.
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FlyRod said:

Good on TAMU for mandating the testing. Simple, common sense and the right decision.


When it's other people's money, of course!
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Today's numbers: 112 new confirmed cases, 3 probable cases, 21 (+5) Brazos County residents hospitalized, 1,229 tests, 0 deaths

78% of the new confirmed cases are from the 18-24-year-old age group.

Current Brazos County vaccination numbers: 41,431 (+1,941) people vaccinated with at least one dose as of 3/17/21. The number of fully vaccinated people is now 18,077 (+522). According to the state's vaccination dashboard, 9.7% of Brazos County residents (16 yrs and older) are now fully vaccinated.

Total COVID hospitalizations in Region N: 37 (-0); 6.53% of total hospital capacity as of 3/16/21.
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Today's numbers: 72 new confirmed cases, 18 probable cases, 18 (-3) Brazos County residents hospitalized, 1,210 tests, 0 deaths

71% of the new confirmed cases are from the 18-24-year-old age group.

Current Brazos County vaccination numbers: 42,936 (+1,498) people vaccinated with at least one dose as of 3/18/21. The number of fully vaccinated people is now 18,149 (+72). According to the state's vaccination dashboard, 9.7% of Brazos County residents (16 yrs and older) are now fully vaccinated.

Total COVID hospitalizations in Region N: 36 (-1); 6.27% of total hospital capacity as of 3/17/21.

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No weekend case and test numbers updates from BCHD

Current Brazos County vaccination numbers: 43,777 (+841) people vaccinated with at least one dose as of 3/19/21. The number of fully vaccinated people is now 18,251 (+102). According to the state's vaccination dashboard, 9.8% of Brazos County residents (16 yrs and older) are now fully vaccinated.

Total COVID hospitalizations in Region N: 34 (-2); 5.81% of total hospital capacity as of 3/18/21.
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No weekend case and test numbers updates from BCHD

Current Brazos County vaccination numbers: 44,566 (+789) people vaccinated with at least one dose as of 3/20/21. The number of fully vaccinated people is now 19,681 (+1,430). According to the state's vaccination dashboard, 10.5% of Brazos County residents (16 yrs and older) are now fully vaccinated.

Total COVID hospitalizations in Region N: 37 (-+3; 6.35% of total hospital capacity as of 3/19/21.
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Today's numbers: 78 new confirmed cases, 3 probable cases, 16 (-2) Brazos County residents hospitalized, 1,719 tests, 0 deaths

68% of the new confirmed cases are from the 18-24-year-old age group.

Current Brazos County vaccination numbers: 44,830 (+264) people vaccinated with at least one dose as of 3/21/21. The number of fully vaccinated people is now 19,738 (+57). According to the state's vaccination dashboard, 10.6% of Brazos County residents (16 yrs and older) are now fully vaccinated.

Total COVID hospitalizations in Region N: 35 (-2); 6.05% of total hospital capacity as of 3/20/21.
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Today's numbers: 44 new confirmed cases, 0 probable cases, 22 (+6) Brazos County residents hospitalized, 1,149 tests, 0 deaths

Current Brazos County vaccination numbers: 44,980 (+150) people vaccinated with at least one dose as of 3/22/21. The number of fully vaccinated people is now 19,796 (+58). According to the state's vaccination dashboard, 10.6% of Brazos County residents (16 yrs and older) are now fully vaccinated.

Total COVID hospitalizations in Region N: 37 (+2); 6.63% of total hospital capacity as of 3/21/21.
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Today's numbers: 146 new confirmed cases, 11 probable cases, 22 (+0) Brazos County residents hospitalized, 2,175 tests, 6 deaths - 3 females in their 50's, 2 males in their 60's, and 1 male in his 70's. All hospitalized.

Current Brazos County vaccination numbers: 46,436 (+1,456) people vaccinated with at least one dose as of 3/23/21. The number of fully vaccinated people is now 19,867 (+71). According to the state's vaccination dashboard, 10.6% of Brazos County residents (16 yrs and older) are now fully vaccinated.

Total COVID hospitalizations in Region N: 38 (+1); 6.47% of total hospital capacity as of 3/22/21.

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I was wondering when we'd see a death total catchup day.
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Don't freak when they put out tomorrow's numbers. Looks like Curative failed to report more than 2,000 positives between Jan and March.

https://wtaw.com/brazos-county-health-district-coronavirus-update-march-24/
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Good grief...

Commence the hand wringing and click bait headlines!
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toolshed said:

Good grief...

Commence the hand wringing and click bait headlines!
Yep, there will be several people who read the headlines tomorrow and don't realize it is due to a reporting foul up.
"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." - Sir Winston Churchill
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Thats over a 2 month window, Jan 12-Mar12 and amounts to an extra 34 a day every day. Thats a substantial increase over what has been each day.
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Will be interesting to see the breakdown of these cases.
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Mathguy64 said:

Thats over a 2 month window, Jan 12-Mar12 and amounts to an extra 34 a day every day. Thats a substantial increase over what has been each day.
and that's assuming they were testing 7 days/week

39/day if testing 6 days/week
46/day if testing 5 days/week
48/day if testing 5 days/week and not testing on MLK Day and President's Day

(I was bored)
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Or they were mostly in January when all of the student, faculty, and staff were required to test
 
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