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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Hundreds of campers in Georgia contract COVID-19, CDC report finds
NJChiefsFan27 07:11 PM 07-31-2020
As many suspected and feared, children can and do drive transmission of Covid-19.

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Some 260 cases of the coronavirus have been tied to attendees and staff at a North Georgia YMCA children’s camp in June, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the largest known superspreading events in the state.

The report details how COVID-19 spread rapidly among children and teens within the camp and raises questions about the effectiveness of safety protocols as school districts and colleges contemplate reopening for in-person instruction this fall.

YMCA Camp High Harbour, identified in the report as Camp A, suffered an outbreak at its Lake Burton location in late June. As of July 10, about 85 cases of the virus had been linked to the camp, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported, a figure that has since tripled.

The CDC study of 597 campers and staff from Georgia found the camp did not follow its guidance to require campers wear masks, though staff did.

Three-quarters of the 344 attendees and staff for whom the CDC was able to obtain test results tested positive for the virus.

The CDC said the overall attack rate of the virus was 44%, though the agency acknowledged that’s an undercount because it includes more than 250 for whom they had no results.

“This investigation adds to the body of evidence demonstrating that children of all ages are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and, contrary to early reports might play an important role in transmission,” the report said.

Brian Castrucci, CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, a Maryland nonprofit that assists public health agencies and a former epidemiologist in Georgia, said the report is a warning for local school districts and others about the potential for spread in congregant settings.

“This should show you how actively kids can transmit it,” he said. “If you have a low prevalence in your community, you can start to do things. If you have rampant and rapid community spread, then there is no opening school, there is no opening colleges. It is not going to work.”

Gov. Brian Kemp initially allowed day camps to open for the summer as part of the state’s broader reopening plan. An executive order in May later allowed overnight camps to operate, but outlined health and hygiene guidelines, including temperature checks and a requirement for campers and staff to have a negative COVID-19 test within 12 days of the start of camp.

Though many camps opted not to open, some, including High Harbour, did.

Spokespeople for Kemp did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Dr. Harry J. Heiman, clinical associate professor at the Georgia State University School of Public Health, said spread of the virus was growing in June, presenting a high likelihood the virus would spread in a camp setting.

“We know that congregate settings, particularly indoor congregant settings, are among the highest risks,” he said.

High Harbour followed the governor’s executive order, the federal report said, but the camp did not follow CDC recommendations for universal masking of campers or for increased ventilation in buildings. Staff were required to wear masks, the report said.

“Relatively large cohorts sleeping in the same cabin and engaging in regular singing and cheering likely contributed to transmission,” the CDC said. “Use of cloth masks, which has been shown to reduce the risk for infection, was not universal.”

The CDC said its investigation is ongoing and will attempt to identify specific sources of exposure, the course of the illness and “any secondary transmission to household members.”

“Physical distancing and consistent and correct use of cloth masks should be emphasized as important strategies for mitigating transmission in congregate settings,” the report said.

The YMCA did not make anyone available for an interview. In a written statement, Parrish Underwood, chief advancement officer for the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, said the organization now regretted holding the camp.

“We made every effort to adhere to best practices outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Camp Association,” and the governor, Underwood said.

“Attending Camp High Harbour is a tradition numerous generations of Y families look forward to every summer,” Underwood’s statement said. “Many of these individuals reached out to our staff to express their desire for us to open our residential camps in an effort to create normalcy in their children’s lives due to the detrimental impact of COVID-19. This weighed heavily in our decision to open, a decision in retrospect we regret.”
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Bugeater 07:13 PM 07-31-2020
You joining Oakspazz's covid cheerleading squad?
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Raiderhader 07:14 PM 07-31-2020
We are now 260 cases closer to achieving herd immunity.
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oaklandhater 07:16 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
We are now 260 cases closer to achieving herd immunity.
herd immunity is a pipe dream
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Raiderhader 07:17 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:
herd immunity is a pipe dream
So is you ever getting laid by a woman.
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Just Passin' By 07:18 PM 07-31-2020
I made onion, bacon, and cheddar stuffed (beef) burgers tonight, topped them off with mushrooms and onions in a tiny bit of gravy, some more cheese, and some more bacon.


Delicious!
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Bugeater 07:21 PM 07-31-2020
Did someone say bacon?
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NinerDoug 07:22 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
As many suspected and feared, children can and do drive transmission of Covid-19.



Full article here
They had summer camps open? Holy shit.
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Raiderhader 07:24 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
I made onion, bacon, and cheddar stuffed (beef) burgers tonight, topped them off with mushrooms and onions in a tiny bit of gravy, some more cheese, and some more bacon.


Delicious!
That sounds amazing.
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NJChiefsFan27 07:31 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Bugeater:
You joining Oakspazz's covid cheerleading squad?
Pointing out unfortunate realities is not the equivalent of cheering them on. One of the main justifications for re-opening schools has been this idea that children spread the virus far less than adults do. Apparently that's not true, so local school districts should take that into account. Teachers, too, will have to decide whether they want to risk the lives of them and their family members by going back. It's a terrible situation.

Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
We are now 260 cases closer to achieving herd immunity.
Herd immunity without a vaccine is virtually impossible, especially when people are adhering to social distancing and people are required to wear masks in most public settings. You would need some kind of a national strategy to get everybody infected, but somehow do it in a way that doesn't overwhelm the healthcare system, and then accept that millions would die. Also, you have to hope that the antibodies are permanent, which evidence suggests that is not the case.

TLDR: Herd immunity is an insanely stupid strategy. Stop talking about it.
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Just Passin' By 07:34 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
That sounds amazing.
:-)

The corn on the cob we had with it was at a nice sweetness level, too.
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Raiderhader 07:38 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
:-)

The corn on the cob we had with it was at a nice sweetness level, too.
Smothered in butter with a bit of salt and pepper, no doubt.
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Just Passin' By 07:55 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
Smothered in butter with a bit of salt and pepper, no doubt.
Yeah, we did it that way tonight.




Have you ever tried making it by putting milk and butter into the water you're using to boil the corn?
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HemiEd 07:59 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
Yeah, we did it that way tonight.




Have you ever tried making it by putting milk and butter into the water you're using to boil the corn?
Neighbor from Iowa brought us down a dozen ears of his sweet corn tonight. We always cook it that way and it was delicious.
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Raiderhader 08:04 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
Yeah, we did it that way tonight.




Have you ever tried making it by putting milk and butter into the water you're using to boil the corn?
I can’t say as though I’ve ever had it that way. I’m intrigued though.
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