How a small Georgia city far from New York became one of the worst coronavirus hotspots in the country with a 5.7 percent fatality rate and 659 cases for every 100,000 people

The federal response to the crisis was harshly criticized by the city’s Mayor Bo Dorough who claims that more was needed to help in cutting off the spread on a national level. 

Most New York coronavirus cases came from Europe, genomes show

By Carl Zimmer New research indicates that the coronavirus began to circulate in the New York area by mid-February, weeks before the first confirmed case, and that travelers brought in the virus mainly from Europe, not Asia. “The majority is clearly European,” said Harm van Bakel, a geneticist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount […]

New York sees highest single-day death toll for third straight day

“We can’t handle the worst-case scenarios,” he said. “We can’t even handle the moderate-case scenarios, with all we’ve done. So it is essential that we keep that curve flattened because we don’t have an option of handling the curve if it goes higher.”

New York’s coronavirus outbreak came from Europe and other parts of the United States, study shows

“Taken together, these results show that SARS-CoV-2 came to New York City and environs predominately via untracked transmission between the United States and Europe, with only limited introduction from China, where the virus originated, or other locations in Asia,” the release said.

Coronavirus has now killed more people in New York City than died on 9/11 after 731 deaths in one day

“We’ve got promising therapeutics of hundreds of trials going on across the country, and we know that once we get testing out there, more widely available — and we’re going to be at two million tests by the end of this week — and once we have a strong public health infrastructure in place to […]

Covid-19 update: New York hits new coronavirus peak but curve flattening

Field hospitals have been set up in Central Park, at the home of the US tennis center, in a convention center and on a US navy ship to deal with the influx of patients.

New York has 12 TIMES more deaths than California because the state was slow to react to the pandemic, late on lockdown rules and advised residents to ‘go on with’ their lives, experts say

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, reinforced the president’s views, saying that she recommended other affected cities and states look to California and Washington for inspiration on how to respond to the pandemic and not New York.

Eight hundred and six people die in New York City in a day: Daily death toll DOUBLES with total fatalities topping 4,000 as doctor describes life at field hospital in Central Park where patients could be hospitalized for weeks

Rikers Island inmates in hazmat suits dig graves on Hart Island on April 2. The island is where unidentified or unclaimed bodies have been buried for years. Now, the city is suggesting it could become a mass burial site for coronavirus victims. Burials ordinarily take place on Thursdays, which is when this video was filmed […]

Cuomo: New York Saw ‘Deadliest Day’ in Coronavirus Pandemic But ‘We’re Flattening the Curve’

On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also urged residents to remain “disciplined” about social distancing to continue to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. He said that despite the reality that New Yorkers are going to see a “long tough April,” the future of “the promised land of low-level transmission” is in […]

‘He felt like a nice guy’: New York City woman reveals she moved in with a man from Connecticut after just TWO dates – and the pair have now been quarantined together for a month

But a friend they met up with that night did test positive for COVID-19, seemingly confirming that the virus is the source of their illness, while also suggesting that they both contracted the coronavirus during that first meeting.