“The analysis, released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, details an outbreak at a sleep-away camp in Georgia last month in which 260 children and staffers — more than three-quarters of the 344 tested — contracted the virus less than a week after spending time together in close quarters. The children had a median age of 12. The camp had required all 597 campers and staff members to provide documentation that they had tested negative for the virus before coming.” Coronavirus infected scores of children and staff at Georgia sleep-away camp.

+ “‘We knew it was a when, not if,’ said Harold E. Olin, superintendent of the Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation, but were ‘very shocked it was on Day 1.'” NYT: A School Reopens, and the Coronavirus Creeps In.

+ “Homeschooling, this is not. As local and federal governments continue to squabble over the risks of sending kids back to school, parents are frantically gathering groups of similar-age kids to be taught at home. The idea is that they band together to pay for private tuition or delegate supervision to one parent, allowing the rest to get back to work. Pods should also supply some of the social aspect of school without the infection risk inherent in cramming dozens of kids in a room together.” MIT Tech Review: American parents are setting up homeschool pandemic pods. (Like everything related to the pandemic, our failure to flatten the curve and get schools open will have a disproportionate impact on the poor.)

+ MLB commissioner warns of shutdown if coronavirus isn’t better managed. (The virus has to be managed with a national strategy. How can baseball “manage” anything traveling from state to state?)

+ Consider the environment in which were being told to welcome back sports and send our kids back to school. July marked the worst month on record for new infections. “The United States recorded 1.87 million new cases in July, bringing total infections to 4.5 million, for an increase of 69%. Deaths in July rose 20% to nearly 154,000 total.”