Corona Virus - Johnston County

Discussion in 'Discussion Group' started by Webmaster, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    So explain to me when the hysteria stops?

    COVID-19 is not just going to "go away". Think about other things, the flu for instance, or Chicken Pox, or any number of other viruses. We have had vaccines for these for years, and still many many people get the virus every year. Upwards of 30 MILLION people get the flu every year in the US,

    From the CDC:
    CDC estimates that the burden of illness during the 2018–2019 season included an estimated 35.5 million people getting sick with influenza, 16.5 million people going to a health care provider for their illness, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths from influenza

    And that is WITH a flu vaccine available. It's at least a year plus for any COVID-19 vaccine, and that is IF it doesn't mutate into a new strain. Even then, we still don't know how effective it will be. The Flu vaccine is only 40-60% effective even.

    So do we just keep schools closed forever now? No more sports ever again?
  2. Webmaster

    Webmaster Administrator

    Statement from

    Chairman of Johnston County Board of Commissioners

    March 16, 2020

    8:30 am

    Smithfield, NC — The events of the past several days have been unprecedented and unnerving to us all. The Emergency Management team, as well as the professionals at Johnston County Health Department, have already been actively engaged in preparing for whatever ways the Coronavirus may impact our county and our citizens.

    I have today initiated a proclamation for a State of Emergency in Johnston County primarily because of procedural and logistical requirements for expedited assistance from state and federal aid agencies. Our team feels that this declaration will strategically position our local emergency management personnel to receive necessary equipment and supplies more quickly. In past instances of natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, ice storms, and other adverse events, Johnston County citizens have rallied together and helped each other through difficult times. I want to let everyone know that we have a dedicated team of caring professionals and we are all committed to being 100% transparent in dealing with questions, concerns and challenges. Our board members, along with all elected leaders in Johnston County, consider the health and well-being of our citizens to be our top priority. Johnston County citizens have always pulled together in difficult times. I feel confident that with diligence, good faith and open communications, we can weather this crisis as well.

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  3. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    When we get a handle on how this virus is going to act. It has only been a little under 3 months since the virus was discovered as a threat.

    And if a million people were dying of the flu, there was no vaccine, the treatments were unkown, or having the potential to overwhelm the healthcare system as has been the case with other countries with Covid19 it would be treated much differently. A million people or more potentially dying should have an effect.

    Ignore it and wait to see just how many die? The flue strain variants killed tens of millions in the last century and people just hate to write of themselves or their family members because it is inconvenient.
  4. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    Good news, more people in the US have recovered from the Covid19 than have died now.

    As of 3/15/20

    Confirmed cases US 3,782 (32 in NC)
    Fatal 69 (0 in NC)
    Recovered 73 (0 in NC)
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  5. Webmaster

    Webmaster Administrator

    Public Notice
    Emergency Meeting

    The Johnston County Board of Commissioners has scheduled an emergency meeting for the purposes of receiving an update and discussing matters related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at the Johnston County Courthouse located at 207 E. Johnston Street, Smithfield, North Carolina. Please be advised that the Board may choose to take action on items related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus as requested by staff.

    Ted G. Godwin, Chairman
    Johnston County Board of Commissioners
    (919) 989-5100
  6. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    My brother-in-law went to work for a government agency after he retired from the Army. He has some later health issues that make him an at risk group. Friday a coworker met with someone who proceeded to repeatedly cough while in their office. When they went to leave they turned to the coworker and laughed while telling them this person had been in contact with Chinese nationals. It is not clear whether it was supposed to be some kind of sick joke or if that person really was a potential carrier. My brother-in-laws wife wants him to take a 2 week leave of absence now to protect his health. This is why people are hysterical because there are 1) people who would joke about this and 2) there are people who would put others at risk and not be joking.
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  7. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    Or a different pastor for their church ....
  8. Webmaster

    Webmaster Administrator

    Not to get off subject...but I always hate to see Kool-aid take the rap for that incident. They've been saddled with it all this time, when ol' Jim Jones actually used a knock off called Flavor Aid!
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  9. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    Actually both were present and probably used, but there was more Flavor Aid than Kool aid in the photographic evidence .....
  10. poppin cork

    poppin cork Well-Known Member

    No........ that's bad luck!
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  12. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    Duke has reported 15 presumptive positive cases today. All are self quarantined at home awaiting confirmation of the positive test.
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    Webmaster Administrator

    Johnston County Animal Services

    Smithfield, NC — With our President and Governor asking all of us to do our part to avoid the possible spread of COVID-19, we’re requesting that Johnston County residents use our vast array of online services and information, instead of coming in-person to the Johnston County Animal Services facility. Our dedicated staff are continuing to work for you and coming up with new ways for you to conveniently conduct business without physically having to go into the Johnston County Animal Services facility.

    Effective March 18, 2020:

    · Requests for field staff services, including injured or sick animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, and dangerous and aggressive dog complaints, can be made by calling 919-934-8474.

    · All shelter services, including intake and adoption, will be conducted by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 919-934-8474.

    · Many pets in our care still need homes, and we are committed to ensuring they have the opportunity. See available pets online at If you are interested in adopting please contact 919-934-8474 for an appointment.
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  14. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

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    Federal Disaster Assistance for Small Businesses
    March 19, 2020
    2:00 pm

    Smithfield, NC — The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Small Business Administrator, Jovita Carranza.

    “Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred,” said Carranza.

    “These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Disaster loans can provide vital economic assistance to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing,” Carranza added.

    The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 18, 2020.

    For additional information about disaster assistance, please visit or contact the U.S. Small Business Administrator’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email

    For more information about available Small Business Administration resources and services, please visit:
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  16. barney726

    barney726 Well-Known Member

    friend said walmart hwy 70 cayton advised they could not limit customers to any number of products (toilet paper, paper towel, etc), bs target, white oak, and other retailers restrict. bj's garner is the worlds worst. same individuals show up every morning and clean out inventory. so sad!
  17. Hught

    Hught Well-Known Member

    Rescue Dogs
  18. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    How else are those folks supposed to make a profit off of a national emergency if they cannot buy up to resell at inflated prices.
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  19. poppin cork

    poppin cork Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they're the same class of folks making political hay out of this Global Pandemic.
  20. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    Or trying to defend any inaction on this pandemic by those in charge ..... if the shoe fits, wear it proudly.
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