June 5 2020

Harrison County Judge Chad Sims reported, on Thursday, one new COVID-19 related death for the county, two new positive cases and 28 recoveries.
Judge Sims noted that of the 258 overall positive cases for the county, 26 have ended in death, and 125 have recovered, for a total of 107 current active cases.
Sims applauded Marshall Manor Nursing and Rehab on the good news the facility shared, also on Thursday, regarding their COVID-free test results.
After Reopening Schools, Israel Orders Them To Shut If COVID-19 Cases Are Discovered
Two weeks after Israel fully reopened schools, a COVID-19 outbreak sweeping through classrooms — including at least 130 cases at a single school — has led officials to close dozens of schools where students and staff were infected. A new policy orders any school where a virus case emerges to close.
Dr. Arnon Afek, who is helping manage Israel’s coronavirus response, played down the outbreak, saying a spike in cases was expected when schools reopened. “It wasn’t a surprise,” he said. “It happened also in South Korea and Singapore.”
J.Harris: This is an almost unreadable summary comparing many ways of getting oxygen to COVID patients. Ventilator injury is discussed. At any rate, worldwide studies are underway comparing the best ways to ventilate these patients. Likely, there will still be several efficacious ways to deliver oxygen to COVID patients depending on the circumstances and the local.
“…helmet NIV is able to deliver higher levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) to improve oxygenation, reduce inspiratory effort,13 and possibly render spontaneous breathing noninjurious.14 However, the certainty of the evidence supporting helmet NIV compared with all other modes of noninvasive oxygen support is low due to the limited number of available published clinical trials and small number of participants.”
J. Harris: A readable article that discussed vaccine development, volunteer programs, and potential differences in the degree of immunity that might be provided to various age groups. This is a good time to be young. 
TODAY’S COLLINS PUN: I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me

Marshall City Openings

[Marshall, Texas, June 5, 2020]

Effective Monday, June 8, 2020, Marshall city leaders will open the following city buildings and services to citizens. This decision aligns the city with the latest Executive Order GA-26 from Governor Greg Abbott.

  • Outdoor public events less than 500 people
  • City park playgrounds and basketball courts
  • Marshall Visual Art Center – Only paid renters of art cages will be allowed access
  • City Hall Community & Economic Development Department for permits and code enforcement

The City of Marshall will hold City Commission meetings utilizing a video and audio conferencing tool, as well as a standard conference call.  Instructions and direct links to view meetings or speak during Citizen Comment are at

The City of Marshall urges all citizens to follow Governor Abbott’s Standard Health Protocols.

  • All businesses should continue to follow the minimum standing of health protocol for DSHS. For details and a full list of guidelines, please visit
  • Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings.
  • People should not be in groups higher than ten when possible.
  • People over the age of 65 are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.
  • People shall avoid nursing homes, state-supported living centers, assisting living facilities, or long-term care facilities.

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