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Coronavirus in NYC: Region Is Now an Epicenter of Global Pandemic
The New York Times
March 23, 2020
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Not NYS, NY city. I live in NY State and my county had no cases, except for one guy who lives in a nearby county who was temporarily staying with a friend.
My rural county has less than 60 people per square mile. Right now I am thankful for that.
Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have repeatedly emphasized that New York City would not be locked down....
They made the decision not to shut down the city, now they are blaming the federal government.
That’s what happens when you live on an island with 27k people per square mile, living stacked on top of each other in apartment buildings. There is no way to stop the spread in an area like that.
May be time to implement the Escape from NY protocol
According to this article, "Moving to stem the crisis on multiple fronts, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York pleaded with federal officials to nationalize the manufacturing of medical supplies..." Yes, we know how efficient the "government" is when it comes to manufacturing.
New York State leads the nation and quite possibly the world in terms of tests run per capita. Of course you're going to show a large uptick, that doesn't mean that the virus is any worse in NYC than it is in other large metropolitan areas. If that was the case why is New York's death rate so low compared to a state like Washington? Using confirmed cases Washington's rate is 5% while New York State's is .6%.
Wishing the best for the world and all US Citizens; glad I'm a country boy.
You have to expect this as it is the nation's largest city crammed onto a very small piece of land. Most people take public transportation and all shop in the same few grocery stores. The numbers are going to be huge, but relative to the population, it may not be that bad. NYC probably has more hospitals and clinics than any city in the world, including several prominent medical schools. Upstate NY have vastly fewer cases, with some counties having only 1 infected person. Of course the sparsely populated states are going to have fewer cases. What will be sad is that the red states are going to be disproportionately effected because of all the spring break revelers ignoring the precautions and so many Fox news fans thinking the virus is a big joke.
I hope they stay put. If they flee the city, they could spread it everywhere.
I mean Cuomo could have given the green light to shut down 2 weeks ago but he would rather debate what quarantine meant
As serious as the public needs to take this, and I am happy politicians are acting, its also concerning seeing them cite statistics that the most respected medical professionals have warned are being hyperspread without little veracity (40-80% of the public will get it)
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