Carteret County reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, 3 hospitalizations Monday

This map of Carteret County, organized by zip code, shows the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since March 2020, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The numbers in parenthesis indicate deaths. (Carteret County map)

CARTERET COUNTY — COVID-19-related hospitalizations at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City went from one reported Friday up to three Monday, even as total confirmed cases increased by five.

According to the Carteret County Health Department’s first COVID-19 update of the week, total confirmed cases in the county stand at 5,209 since March 2020. Of those, 15 are considered active, down from 18 active cases Friday, and 5,137 people have recovered. To date, 57 residents have died from complications arising from COVID-19.

The health department is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Health officials will be administering the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine to anyone 18 years and older, no appointment is necessary.

Those who receive the vaccine during Wednesday’s clinic will receive free admission to the aquarium for the day.

To search for other vaccine providers in the county, visit or call the health department at 252-728-8550, option 2.

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We know now from the data that masking did absolutely nothing to stop or even curb the spread of the virus.

Governor Cuomo: “Get a vaccine. If you get a vaccine, you don't have to worry about unvaccinated people because you have the vaccine. I am vaccinated. You may not be vaccinated. But you don't pose a risk to me because I am vaccinated. So if you're concerned about that, get a vaccine. Well, there will be unvaccinated people. That's their problem. They have to worry about catching COVID, not you.”


Care to quote a legit source for the data that shows masking did nothing?

The fact that masks and vaccinations are even being discussed at this late date makes me very sad.


What Fauci said in an email to Sylvia Burwell, a former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services:

“Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection. The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material.


Even you should be able to spot the key words in your post-masks are for infected people to prevent spread, and masks are not effective in keeping out the virus. Although it’s been longer than I care to admit, my logic class in college would probably determine that the mask was to help keep the virus contained and that those statements are mutually concurrent and in agreement…..


Lisa Brosseau, an industrial hygienist consulting with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, doesn’t discount face coverings entirely, but cautions against relying on them. Brosseau’s primary concern is that people, particularly workers, are not aware of how deficient their face coverings may be, likening the usage of subpar masks to wearing a bikini in 10-degree weather. “I don’t say don’t wear them, I just say don’t expect them to do much,” she said. “They are not as magical as everyone thinks they are.”

David Collins

Hummm , the term legit is problematic . Legitimate as decreed by who or whom ?

We do love word games , don’t we ?


I do enjoy the occasional verbal gymnastics, esp with ppl like yourself who can play. In this case by legit I mean not a you tube video with some bogus expert, not a layman opinion in the american thinker, not what tucker said last night. Not " an industrial hygienist" consulting to blah blah.

My understanding is you need x amount of virus particles to catch covid. 1 floating by will not do it. The comparison has been made on here months ago that masks are as effective as throwing sand at a chain link fence. Ok, lets accept that as the gospel. Some sand does hit the wire and drops, most sand goes through. What if that last virus particle you need to catch the crud " hits the fence" in that case the mask kept you from getting sick. There have always been a small number of anti vaxxers, and the 1918 pandemic had the same mask nonsense, until the bodies started to pile up. The fact that that anti vaxxers number slightly less then half of the population should be very worrisome.

sick and tired

Jeep is correct the mask protects others not you. I am shocked how people still don't get that. It catches some, not all, of what is coming out of your mouth and nose so you, the mask wearer, doesn't spread your germs. Before Covid, during the old fashion flu season if you had to visit the doctor there would be a sign on the doctors reception window that read: If you are sick or have been feeling sick please put on a mask. It didn't say if you are feeling fine, put on a mask because it is flu season. Those signs have been up in doctors offices for as long as I remember. I wear a mask. Not one of those flimsy, gapping around the sides, under my nose or chin mask either. I have no delusions that it is protecting me from anything BUT in the case that I have caught something, I don't want to be spreading it around.


This one covers it, the SPANISH FLU, THE HONG KONG FLU, ETC. ,


... While I found the article informative it is somewhat dated, we have passed that estimated death number from 1918 .

(Edited by staff.)


Logic suggests if the mask is catching some portion of particles protecting others then it is catching some portion of particles in the opposite direction, protecting you. Another point I don't hear mentioned the virus particles are tiny, but arent they (for the most part) encased in saliva or mucus and those virus laden droplets are considerably larger then individual virus particles?

Passed 600k dead, and the mask debate still happening... soooooo depressing.


Seems a bit fallacious to attempt to rhetorically rationalize the alleged effectiveness of an undefined piece of cloth worn on your face as a viable defense against a biological agent that can escape from a level 4 containment facility. Those that have been through either industrial respirator or NBC training and have actually physically worked in contaminated environments understand the process of selecting a respirator type/capability to match the contaminant threat and work environment/exertion level to achieve practical protection, and subsequently recognize the public mask mandate as issued for what it is. Those that haven’t, should have at least been curious about the effectiveness of their mask choice when they could smell cigarette smoke or perfume on others at distances well beyond 6 feet given that those contaminants are significantly larger than the covid airborne threat. I think what is really depressing is 1) the complete loss of credibility of the CDC due to the demonstrable willingness of its leadership to prioritize politics over the health of the people 2) the indoctrination of fear as an accepted political tool to achieve an end goal that otherwise would never be either supported or tolerated by an informed public and 3) the irreparable harm to the physical, emotional and educational wellbeing of our children over the implied precision of 6 feet. Next time we are forced to display a badge of compliance, I am rooting for a rabbits foot or something similar that both accessorizes and doesn’t interfere with vital functions.


1 nanometer is the approximate average size of an aroma- molecule.

Upon analysis of negative-stained SARS-CoV-2 articles by electron microscopy, different researchers have had varying results, but the diameter of the virus has been found to range between 50 nm to 140 nm.

The size of coughed droplets was reported to be between 0.62 and 15.9 mm (average mode size 8.35 mm) in one report (11), but the distribution of particle sizes could be altered by the presence of viral infections .

Recent news reports say that covid hospitalizations all have one thing in common. They were not vaccinated.


Might want to forward your findings on to Fauci, since he apparently was confused when he sent the following response in a now widely published email of 5 February 2020: “Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection. The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material.” Meanwhile, I will stick with my rabbits foot and continue to practice the personal hygiene habits and respect for other people’s personal space that most of us learned in kindergarten and practiced well before direction by government fiat and press on.


Actually no need I am sure the good Dr knows the difference between a whiff of perfume and a virus particle.


Masks, vaccines by all means exercise your rights. You know best. In the merchant marine we have the law of superior tonnage. It is not a coastguard rule. If your 200 ton tug and a Matson container ship are crossing, and ship is to your port you have the right of way. As you get closer and closer, it's still your right.

When your tug is crushed and your crew is dead, you were in the right.

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