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.
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 […]
“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.”
“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.
“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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.