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Title: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on March 09, 2020, 12:23:14 PM
I started this thread so people could discuss how the coronavirus threat is impacting them, or just discuss fears/worries.

I am more afraid of getting it and passing it along to someone with a more vulnerable health condition. I am hopeful that if I were to get it, I would just be sick and recover after a few weeks without having to go to the hospital (fingers crossed).

I have to admit all the constant news about it is making me somewhat paranoid.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: JH3525 on March 09, 2020, 01:31:36 PM
Will the corona virus die out as the weather warms?  I've read several articles that says its possible.  The articles that I read did mention that countries with very warm and humid climates don't have the problem. 
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: JHMNY on March 09, 2020, 02:40:37 PM
Apart from the PSAs put out by the CDC and other health organizations in efforts to contain the virus, I'm interested in knowing what, if any, additional steps folks may be taking to prepare in the event they do become ill. I went on my usual grocery run this past weekend and found myself purchasing a bottle of Tylenol for its fever reducing properties... just in case.  And while at the store, I figured I'd pick up some Purell, but that was sold out, of course. On that note, I just heard that NY will be producing its own hand sanitizer, so I guess that's something people will be looking into.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: wlirfan on March 10, 2020, 04:16:14 PM
[Will the corona virus die out as the weather warms?  I've read several articles that says its possible.  The articles that I read did mention that countries with very warm and humid climates don't have the problem.]

That's not how it works.  Many poor countries simply have not tested, so no one knows the spread.  Having said that, there are cases in every continent, except Antartica, so summer is clearly not killing it.  New Zealand and Australia have cases, and it's summer there.

Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: abcdefghijk on March 10, 2020, 05:14:05 PM
[Will the corona virus die out as the weather warms?  I've read several articles that says its possible.  The articles that I read did mention that countries with very warm and humid climates don't have the problem.]

That's not how it works.  Many poor countries simply have not tested, so no one knows the spread.  Having said that, there are cases in every continent, except Antartica, so summer is clearly not killing it.  New Zealand and Australia have cases, and it's summer there.

I have also read that when the temp gets over around 80 degrees and the humidity rises the virus dies.

In the warmer places, the virus has been caught by those traveling in affected cooler areas and returning.

For example, in Hawaii those with the corona virus caught it when traveling elsewhere and returning.  And only a tourist has had it in Puerto Rico...



Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: itsit on March 10, 2020, 07:31:36 PM
 Lot's of colleges have closed for the week now and students appear concerned about that. They worry that this late into the semester, it will impact grades and opportunities for them among many other things but not so much about the health issues as they are often say in the news reports that healthy young people are not at significant risk. But they can spread to the rest of us which is a concern.

  We have friends in New Rochelle who are not happy at all and are in high risk with age and a family member in a local nursing home as well as college age kids. Scary for them and we all hope to see a healthier time soon.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: ljr on March 10, 2020, 07:59:01 PM
I don't think there is any proof that healthy young people are not at risk. The first case in NJ was a 32-year-old physician who had attended a training session in a hotel in Manhattan. The doctor who first sounded the alarm in China was in his 30s--and he died. It's wishful thinking that this only seriously affects the elderly--though the fatality rate seems to increase with age, I don't see any evidence that young people have nothing to worry about. I've been reading Twitter feeds from Italy, and that situation is beyond alarming. The hospitals are overwhelmed with serious cases. The US is behind on the infection rate, but may well catch up rapidly. That's why colleges and companies here are starting to have everyone work or study from home. Which may be the best way to mitigate, as they say, the situation with rapid spread of the virus. Some people seem to be not paying much attention to what is really going on--in denial, most likely. The messages from Italy are urging us to start paying serious attention now--not when it reaches catastrophic proportions. And to not pursue life as usual. I've decided to work from home starting tomorrow (fortunately, I can) and basically stay home except for trips to buy food or pharmaceuticals, etc. No movies, theater, exercise classes, and probably no restaurants. It's just not worth it at this point. I can only hope I'm overreacting, but I think this makes sense, at least for awhile until we see what develops.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 11, 2020, 06:06:07 AM
We actually know quite a bit about SARS. We have dealt with SARS coronaviruses before -- in 2003 SARS-CoV and MERS in 2012 prior to SARS-CoV-2 (the disease is COVID-19).

https://www.nature.com/articles/424121a

The above article from 2003 is general public information, but if you prefer a more scientific read, the works cited are research articles.

SARS(2002-2004) did in fact wane drastically as seasons changed. China is currently reporting fewer and fewer new infections.

Children especially babies are either not infected or experience little to no distress from COVID-19. I think the link to plumbing/aerosol-suspension of virus (see Nature article) should be further explored, as Italy has extensive use of bidet toilets and is infected widely, well beyond the aged. Babies and young children don't use the bidet toilet fixture. That's my take (I get a lot of flack on this forum for thinking outside the box). Beyond that, we know respiratory droplets is key to transmission of the pathogen, but COVID-19, the disease, was spread through travel: planes and ships took COVID around the world.

The BIG question is immunity going forward. Will COVID act like flu and mutate enough each season so as to reinfect people yearly.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: wlirfan on March 11, 2020, 11:43:28 AM
Here's Time Magazine's take on this issue:

https://time.com/5790880/coronavirus-warm-weather-summer/
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: abcdefghijk on March 11, 2020, 12:02:50 PM
It will take over a year for a vaccine to be developed.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Hagop on March 11, 2020, 01:13:29 PM
[Will the corona virus die out as the weather warms?  I've read several articles that says its possible.  The articles that I read did mention that countries with very warm and humid climates don't have the problem.]

That's not how it works.  Many poor countries simply have not tested, so no one knows the spread.  Having said that, there are cases in every continent, except Antartica, so summer is clearly not killing it.  New Zealand and Australia have cases, and it's summer there.

I have also read that when the temp gets over around 80 degrees and the humidity rises the virus dies.

In the warmer places, the virus has been caught by those traveling in affected cooler areas and returning.

For example, in Hawaii those with the corona virus caught it when traveling elsewhere and returning.  And only a tourist has had it in Puerto Rico...

Wherever you are reading this, I would consider not using that as a source of quality information in the future. There are plenty of warm weather places that have positive infections not due to travel. It is warm in Whuan province and that was a huge epicenter. Italy is getting ravaged and its not exactly cold there.
Hot weather does not kill viruses.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Chingwa on March 11, 2020, 01:37:49 PM
It likely has less to do with warmer weather (though that may help?) and more to do with improved Immune response in the general population, due to more sunlight and Vitamin D generation.  This is the same with the flu... the virus doesn't go away in the summer, but people are better equipped to fight it off.

Everyone should ensure they are getting adequate Vitamin D levels all year round, but especially during the fall/winter months.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Lilybell on March 11, 2020, 03:44:33 PM
Agreed on the Vitamin D! People love to think Vitamin C helps, but it's really Vitamin D. It's best to use the type that comes with Vitamin K2. And it has a long half-life, so there's usually no need to take it more than once or twice a week.

My sister is the #2 at a federal agency in DC, and she closed their NY office yesterday. She told me she thinks NYC's response is underwhelming and that city employees should be working from home by now. De Blasio is really downplaying the risk behind the scenes; we had a ridiculous meeting last night and it was full of BS platitudes about how the public is overreacting and this really isn't a big deal and how we should all be honored to serve the city and should not ask to work from home; "just be sure to wash your hands and you'll be fine".
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on March 11, 2020, 04:19:30 PM
Agreed on the Vitamin D! People love to think Vitamin C helps, but it's really Vitamin D. It's best to use the type that comes with Vitamin K2. And it has a long half-life, so there's usually no need to take it more than once or twice a week.

My sister is the #2 at a federal agency in DC, and she closed their NY office yesterday. She told me she thinks NYC's response is underwhelming and that city employees should be working from home by now. De Blasio is really downplaying the risk behind the scenes; we had a ridiculous meeting last night and it was full of BS platitudes about how the public is overreacting and this really isn't a big deal and how we should all be honored to serve the city and should not ask to work from home; "just be sure to wash your hands and you'll be fine".

I think he will realize how wrong he is to downplay it like that. I suspect the realization will come within a matter of days.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: dssjh on March 11, 2020, 04:55:26 PM
nah. he's making bank on the ups and downs of the stock market. that's all that matters.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on March 12, 2020, 11:02:31 AM
Something to consider: (copied from another forum)

If you have a job that will continue to pay you while you telework or stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak....AND you employ/hire people who do not have such benefits - i.e. a person who walks your dog, cleans your home or tends your yard, provides regular therapeutic massage, has a home hairdressing/braiding business that you patronize regularly - please consider reaching out to these persons and make it clear you will continue to pay them if they are sick or simply want to protect themselves by not coming to your home or their workplace.

If we all do this it will: a) be kind and respectful to other workers who do not enjoy the benefits we all should have: and b) help prevent the spread of COVID-19. A 2012 study of people affected by the 2009-10 H1N1 pandemic in the U.S. estimated that lack of sick leave (and people then going to work because they had to) was responsible for  5 million additional influenza like illnesses in the U.S. population. (Kumar et al., AJPH 102:1, https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300307).
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: abcdefghijk on March 12, 2020, 12:20:53 PM
My pals in the medical sciences tell me that there is a vaccine in the works for corona virus and that we should know by the end of April whether it is effective or not.

And then it will probably take till the end of the year for it to be ok'ed safe for the general public.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: itsit on March 12, 2020, 01:04:42 PM
  The storyline where they close the schools and then all of the parents who are health care professionals have to stay home with kids or leave them with older grandparents is a very real worse case scenario. Am trying to mitigate what I can here but our supermarkets are in a state of panic right at this hour. We can't all work from home but are taking the precautions we can. Has anyone heard about using bacitracin on a q-tip around your nostrils as protection? Just heard that one...
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: JH3525 on March 12, 2020, 01:09:29 PM
abcdefghijk:  A few days ago, I read in the NY Post that a Chinese Official said that a vaccine could be available as soon as next month (April).   I have to believe that Chinese Scientist are working non stop to develop this vaccine.   

Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: abcdefghijk on March 12, 2020, 01:15:01 PM
abcdefghijk:  A few days ago, I read in the NY Post that a Chinese Official said that a vaccine could be available as soon as next month (April).   I have to believe that Chinese Scientist are working non stop to develop this vaccine.   

1. er...New York Post.

2. I suppose the scientific checks are less stringent in China than in the West and so it might be released quicker there.

Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: abcdefghijk on March 12, 2020, 01:19:38 PM
  The storyline where they close the schools and then all of the parents who are health care professionals have to stay home with kids or leave them with older grandparents is a very real worse case scenario. Am trying to mitigate what I can here but our supermarkets are in a state of panic right at this hour. We can't all work from home but are taking the precautions we can. Has anyone heard about using bacitracin on a q-tip around your nostrils as protection? Just heard that one...

Bacitracin is anti bacterial. Corona is a virus.

Follow the logic.

Also, the supermarket seemed pretty normal just now...

Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: JH3525 on March 12, 2020, 01:43:07 PM
abcdefghi:  I read about it in the NY Post but it was in many other publications.  I agree that China will not wait for 8 months of testing before its released. 
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: itsit on March 12, 2020, 02:05:10 PM
  The storyline where they close the schools and then all of the parents who are health care professionals have to stay home with kids or leave them with older grandparents is a very real worse case scenario. Am trying to mitigate what I can here but our supermarkets are in a state of panic right at this hour. We can't all work from home but are taking the precautions we can. Has anyone heard about using bacitracin on a q-tip around your nostrils as protection? Just heard that one...

Bacitracin is anti bacterial. Corona is a virus. Thanks for this correction!

Follow the logic.

Also, the supermarket seemed pretty normal just now... but Costco in LIC, the old Pathmark store on Northern and the Best in Astoria were all v. busy a couple of hours ago. Parking lots at capacity.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on March 12, 2020, 02:17:16 PM
Restrictions and closures are starting to be announced. No gatherings of 500 or more, and some institutions are closing like Met Museum, Met Opera, NY Philharmonic, etc.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/arts/design/met-museum-opera-carnegie-hall-close-coronavirus.html
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: dssjh on March 12, 2020, 03:54:00 PM
and large restaurants -- i'm not sure we have many here in the neighborhood -- are being told to limit capacity. i believe the cap is 100 seats. not a shutdown, but a limited seating.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: nroman on March 13, 2020, 02:00:39 PM
I am 33, healthy, and 4 months pregnant. I am EXTREMELY concerned. I am also Italian, and what is going in Italy right now should have everyone feeling alarmed.

My family and friends are fine, but the health care system is not. My cousin is a doctor whose hospital is so overrun with the sick from COVID, they have to use their "moral judgment" and choose who to use their resources on, based on who is most likely to survive. I cannot fathom having to make such a decision, nor be in this situation. Also, the information that this disease does not effect younger people is false, as his youngest effected patient is 19. Granted, Italy was not prepared, but then, neither are we. I hope the US takes a lesson from whats going on in Italy, because this is where we will be in a matter of weeks. I sincerely pray that is not the case, but since testing is barely available, the numbers of infected and deaths are completely incorrect. Its much worse than they are reporting. I don't even want to think about the real numbers we have in NYC..

I am not able to work from home just yet (although technically all I need is an internet connection :-\) but since I am pregnant, I may ask for some kind of leave, or leeway. Right now I am taking an uber to work in the morning, and the train back home, since my office is in Astoria, but am wondering if I should just uber both ways?

I'd also like to keep supporting my favorite local businesses (letys bakery, farine, samudra, etc.) without physically going. Any suggestions, besides delivery?

Take care of yourselves out there, and please, stop stockpiling toilet paper. It literally makes 0 sense to hoard 100 rolls of toilet paper!!
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on March 13, 2020, 02:44:42 PM
I am 33, healthy, and 4 months pregnant. I am EXTREMELY concerned. I am also Italian, and what is going in Italy right now should have everyone feeling alarmed.

My family and friends are fine, but the health care system is not. My cousin is a doctor whose hospital is so overrun with the sick from COVID, they have to use their "moral judgment" and choose who to use their resources on, based on who is most likely to survive. I cannot fathom having to make such a decision, nor be in this situation. Also, the information that this disease does not effect younger people is false, as his youngest effected patient is 19. Granted, Italy was not prepared, but then, neither are we. I hope the US takes a lesson from whats going on in Italy, because this is where we will be in a matter of weeks. I sincerely pray that is not the case, but since testing is barely available, the numbers of infected and deaths are completely incorrect. Its much worse than they are reporting. I don't even want to think about the real numbers we have in NYC..

I am not able to work from home just yet (although technically all I need is an internet connection :-\) but since I am pregnant, I may ask for some kind of leave, or leeway. Right now I am taking an uber to work in the morning, and the train back home, since my office is in Astoria, but am wondering if I should just uber both ways?

I'd also like to keep supporting my favorite local businesses (letys bakery, farine, samudra, etc.) without physically going. Any suggestions, besides delivery?

Take care of yourselves out there, and please, stop stockpiling toilet paper. It literally makes 0 sense to hoard 100 rolls of toilet paper!!

One suggestion I heard for helping local businesses is to buy a bunch of gift cards from them now and use later when things are back to normal.
Title: COVID-19 Update
Post by: 34AD on March 16, 2020, 03:49:58 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/rebCgzi.png)

Here are the Latest Updates Regarding the City and State’s Response to COVID 19:

-New York State now has 950 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 463 confirmed cases in New York City.

-Until further notice, we will be canceling all of our scheduled community events, such as paper shredding events, community book tables, and electronic recycling events. Specifically, we will be canceling this weekend's paper shredding event scheduled at Gorman Playground and our biweekly legal night will be postponed until further notice. Additionally, our office will not be admitting any constituents for face-to-face meetings, but will still be operating and answering telephone calls. Please take the proper precautions to protect yourself and your family, and if you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at (718) 457-0384 or email at dendekkerm@nyassembly.gov.

-New York City has Closed All Public School Buildings and will transition to Remote Learning; they are currently scheduled to reopen April 20th.

-Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch will be available at the entrance of every school building from 7:30 am-1:30 pm. Any student can pick up breakfast and lunch at any school building beginning March 17 and until further notice.

-By order of Governor Cuomo, beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, March 16th restaurants and bars in New York will close for on premise service and move to take-out services only. Additionally, theaters, gyms and casinos will be temporarily closed beginning March 16th at 8 p.m. 

-All Queens Public Library locations are temporarily closing to the public beginning on Monday, March 15 until further notice.

-The MTA is continuing their enhanced sanitizing procedures across the system.
National Grid has temporarily suspended collections-related activities, including service disconnections, to lessen any financial hardship the COVID-19 pandemic may cause.

-As of Monday, March 16, Queens Community House will begin scaling back and/or temporarily suspending several of its programs, including the Beacon program at P.S. 149.

-On Monday, March 23, NYC will be opening several dozen Regional Enrichment Centers across the City, to serve the children of our City’s first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and our most vulnerable populations.

The Federal government has declared a national state of emergency and will release up to $50 billion in aid to states hit worst-hit by COVID-19.

-New York State will waive the 7-day waiting period for unemployment benefits for those laid off due to the virus.

-New York State’s chief administrative judge has indefinitely suspended eviction proceedings in housing court throughout the state amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The measure takes effect March 16 at 5 p.m.

-Starting March 16th at 8 p.m. crowd capacity for social and recreational gatherings will be limited to 50 people in New York State.

-SUNY and CUNY campuses will move to distance-based learning with all in-person classes cancelled beginning on Wednesday, March 19th. Students facing hardship(s) will be allowed to remain in dormitories through contacting their individual university/college campus administration.

-Primary care providers and practices should call (518) 447-4580 to request a test from the NYSDOH - New York State Health Department.

-Visitation to Nursing Homes AND Senior Assisted Living Facilities is prohibited, excluding necessary medical personnel and individual visitors who dress in full, protective-garb. Please check with your individual facility if you have any questions.

-Next week, the state Legislature will vote on a Paid Sick Leave proposal for most private-sector employees in New York State. The state will guarantee two full weeks of paid leave for all state workers who are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine as a result of the novel coronavirus. Stay home if you are sick.

-New Yorkers can text COVID to 692-692 to get regular updates on the latest developments regarding COVID-19; Text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish

-Are you experiencing all symptoms of COVID19? Call ahead to your doctor to discuss your symptoms, let them guide you in the right direction, and/or call NYS DOH at 1-888-364-3065.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Information
-Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/)
NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) COVID-19 website: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/ (https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/)
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the NYSDOH recommends that individuals should follow these guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus:
1. Wash your hands regularly, 2. cover your cough or sneeze, 3. avoid touching your face, 4. avoid close contact with others and large public gatherings if possible, and 5. stay home if you are sick. Individuals who are experiencing symptoms and may have traveled to areas of concern or have been in contact with somebody who has traveled to these areas should call ahead to their health care provider before seeking treatment in person. Even if you have not been in contact with an infected person or an affected area, but are experiencing all symptoms of COVID-19, you should call NYSDOH at 1-888-364-3065 to receive guidance on what to do and how to self-quarantine.

(https://i.imgur.com/jxpokGM.png)
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on March 16, 2020, 06:28:11 PM
Amazon is opening up 100,000 new jobs, I think mostly in fulfillment centers, in order to keep up with the demand in online ordering. https://blog.aboutamazon.com/operations/amazon-opening-100000-new-roles?tag=bisafetynet2-20
Title: Re: COVID-19 Update
Post by: jeanette on March 16, 2020, 08:52:52 PM
Thanks for posting this. Very thorough. I received it in email form, but couldn't capture it to post here.
I guess early voting is off due to library closures.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 16, 2020, 08:54:41 PM
Reprinted from another thread.

Here are the Latest Updates Regarding the City and State’s Response to COVID 19:

-New York State now has 950 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 463 confirmed cases in New York City.

-Until further notice, we will be canceling all of our scheduled community events, such as paper shredding events, community book tables, and electronic recycling events. Specifically, we will be canceling this weekend's paper shredding event scheduled at Gorman Playground and our biweekly legal night will be postponed until further notice. Additionally, our office will not be admitting any constituents for face-to-face meetings, but will still be operating and answering telephone calls. Please take the proper precautions to protect yourself and your family, and if you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at (718) 457-0384 or email at dendekkerm@nyassembly.gov.

-New York City has Closed All Public School Buildings and will transition to Remote Learning; they are currently scheduled to reopen April 20th.

-Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch will be available at the entrance of every school building from 7:30 am-1:30 pm. Any student can pick up breakfast and lunch at any school building beginning March 17 and until further notice.

-By order of Governor Cuomo, beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, March 16th restaurants and bars in New York will close for on premise service and move to take-out services only. Additionally, theaters, gyms and casinos will be temporarily closed beginning March 16th at 8 p.m.

-All Queens Public Library locations are temporarily closing to the public beginning on Monday, March 15 until further notice.

-The MTA is continuing their enhanced sanitizing procedures across the system.
National Grid has temporarily suspended collections-related activities, including service disconnections, to lessen any financial hardship the COVID-19 pandemic may cause.

-As of Monday, March 16, Queens Community House will begin scaling back and/or temporarily suspending several of its programs, including the Beacon program at P.S. 149.

-On Monday, March 23, NYC will be opening several dozen Regional Enrichment Centers across the City, to serve the children of our City’s first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and our most vulnerable populations.

The Federal government has declared a national state of emergency and will release up to $50 billion in aid to states hit worst-hit by COVID-19.

-New York State will waive the 7-day waiting period for unemployment benefits for those laid off due to the virus.

-New York State’s chief administrative judge has indefinitely suspended eviction proceedings in housing court throughout the state amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The measure takes effect March 16 at 5 p.m.

-Starting March 16th at 8 p.m. crowd capacity for social and recreational gatherings will be limited to 50 people in New York State.

-SUNY and CUNY campuses will move to distance-based learning with all in-person classes cancelled beginning on Wednesday, March 19th. Students facing hardship(s) will be allowed to remain in dormitories through contacting their individual university/college campus administration.

-Primary care providers and practices should call (518) 447-4580 to request a test from the NYSDOH - New York State Health Department.

-Visitation to Nursing Homes AND Senior Assisted Living Facilities is prohibited, excluding necessary medical personnel and individual visitors who dress in full, protective-garb. Please check with your individual facility if you have any questions.

-Next week, the state Legislature will vote on a Paid Sick Leave proposal for most private-sector employees in New York State. The state will guarantee two full weeks of paid leave for all state workers who are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine as a result of the novel coronavirus. Stay home if you are sick.

-New Yorkers can text COVID to 692-692 to get regular updates on the latest developments regarding COVID-19; Text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish

-Are you experiencing all symptoms of COVID19? Call ahead to your doctor to discuss your symptoms, let them guide you in the right direction, and/or call NYS DOH at 1-888-364-3065.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Information
-Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) COVID-19 website: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the NYSDOH recommends that individuals should follow these guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus:
1. Wash your hands regularly, 2. cover your cough or sneeze, 3. avoid touching your face, 4. avoid close contact with others and large public gatherings if possible, and 5. stay home if you are sick. Individuals who are experiencing symptoms and may have traveled to areas of concern or have been in contact with somebody who has traveled to these areas should call ahead to their health care provider before seeking treatment in person. Even if you have not been in contact with an infected person or an affected area, but are experiencing all symptoms of COVID-19, you should call NYSDOH at 1-888-364-3065 to receive guidance on what to do and how to self-quarantine.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 16, 2020, 08:57:17 PM
Saw tp today in two stores (dollar and Rx) on 37th in the upper 80s.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 17, 2020, 05:01:49 AM
I am 33, healthy, and 4 months pregnant. I am EXTREMELY concerned.

I'm sure you scour the internet for information, but yesterday Dr. Birx (https://www.state.gov/biographies/deborah-l-birx-md/) delivered the official update:
"There’s very little data in pregnant women.  I think, about a week ago, I said that reports that came in from China, from the Chinese CDC, of the nine women who were documented to be pregnant and have coronavirus in their last tri-semester, delivered healthy children and they themselves were healthy and recovered.  That is our total sample size, and we will be getting more data from countries."
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: carrefour_ny on March 17, 2020, 09:28:09 AM
Here is a webinar recording and written summary from the New York Academy of Sciences on COVID. It summarizes what scientists know and don't know about the virus, including transmission, whether it is likely to abate in warmer weather, and the status of vaccines, among other topics.

https://bit.ly/2TUrxWN

Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 17, 2020, 01:24:25 PM
Here is a webinar recording and written summary from the New York Academy of Sciences on COVID. It summarizes what scientists know and don't know about the virus, including transmission, whether it is likely to abate in warmer weather, and the status of vaccines, among other topics.

https://bit.ly/2TUrxWN

Thanks for posting, but I'm having trouble reading this transcript. Maybe it's a consequence of information being delivered as a "talk".

Let me just say that seasonal does not equate to high temperatures. I know that Dr. Osterholm did not use the term seasonal, but that is the takeaway.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: carrefour_ny on March 17, 2020, 03:54:28 PM
You could also watch a recording of the webinar.

Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Suzaan on March 18, 2020, 02:34:42 PM
Any idea how many virus infections have been recorded for in own JH neighborhood?
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: badperson on March 18, 2020, 08:24:20 PM
Any idea how many virus infections have been recorded for in own JH neighborhood?

was wondering the same thing. Brief google turned this up,
https://jacksonheightspost.com/17-cases-of-coronavirus-confirmed-in-queens-95-citywide-as-mayor-declares-state-of-emergency (https://jacksonheightspost.com/17-cases-of-coronavirus-confirmed-in-queens-95-citywide-as-mayor-declares-state-of-emergency)

but it's almost a week old. Figure multiply by 10 at least...my sense is they are just starting to get their arms around the numbers as they haven't scaled up the testing, and can't yet do 1000 tests per day.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 18, 2020, 09:04:11 PM
Any idea how many virus infections have been recorded for in own JH neighborhood?

was wondering the same thing. Brief google turned this up,
https://jacksonheightspost.com/17-cases-of-coronavirus-confirmed-in-queens-95-citywide-as-mayor-declares-state-of-emergency (https://jacksonheightspost.com/17-cases-of-coronavirus-confirmed-in-queens-95-citywide-as-mayor-declares-state-of-emergency)

but it's almost a week old. Figure multiply by 10 at least...my sense is they are just starting to get their arms around the numbers as they haven't scaled up the testing, and can't yet do 1000 tests per day.

Not sure how to read that. I remember the New Rochelle/Westchester Cty attorney was hospitalized in Manhattan and at the time was counted as a NYC case. Perhaps that methodology has changed. There are hundreds of cases--last time I read it, it was ~200, from Westchester and Rockland Counties. Some are in NYC hospitals.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 19, 2020, 10:31:20 AM
I want to share this with you all. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105

It gives instant and up-to-date numbers of what COVID-19 is doing around the world. Just refresh it daily and it will be accurate given our knowledge and presumed cooperation.

It would be great to have data by U.S. city (and in our case--borough), but I don't know of anything like that in existence. Please post if you do.

Here's what the CDC offers, but bear in mind that when you wake up in the morning, CDC data is already 20 hours old and on weekends, FAI. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html scroll down and open box "States".

It's interesting that if you click on Illinois you get an option to see some details, including a map. I can't find anything like that under "New York".

Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 19, 2020, 11:32:17 AM
I searched *NYC COVID data* and found this: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page

COVID-19 Daily Case Data Summary (PDF)

The last bar at the bottom of the page indicates that yesterday (the 18th) we had doubled our total number of cases that are "under investigation" but are "positive" (huh??).

Note: NYC/borough data aligns with what I suspected: "Includes cases in NYC residents and foreign residents treated in NYC facilities."
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: KGDHP on March 19, 2020, 12:00:12 PM
Very sad. One Jackson Heights man has died today:
https://nypost.com/2020/03/19/queens-man-dies-from-coronavirus-after-doctors-sent-him-home/

Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: badperson on March 19, 2020, 06:00:22 PM
I have seen this dashboard online a lot, and have been checking it every day.
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html)

+1 on wishing there was more borough specific info.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 19, 2020, 07:27:22 PM
I have seen this dashboard online a lot, and have been checking it every day.
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html)

Thanks. Same source as the BBC article: Johns Hopkins.

I couldn't see this on my outdated phone with limited data plan, had to go to my PC.  :D
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: badperson on March 19, 2020, 10:28:07 PM
this was just posted in a FB group. Over 1000 Queens cases
https://jacksonheightspost.com/elmhurst-hospital-opens-coronavirus-test-site-as-number-of-borough-cases-approaches-1000?fbclid=IwAR09cPOPur-ERA3sQ7L0ZAlR8ktmGHMvk5FhcTBjkDVnixGsHraJw_yh8gI (https://jacksonheightspost.com/elmhurst-hospital-opens-coronavirus-test-site-as-number-of-borough-cases-approaches-1000?fbclid=IwAR09cPOPur-ERA3sQ7L0ZAlR8ktmGHMvk5FhcTBjkDVnixGsHraJw_yh8gI)
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: 34AD on March 20, 2020, 01:54:50 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/rebCgzi.png)

Here are some more updates regarding the City and State’s response to COVID-19:

-New York State now has 4,152 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 2,469 confirmed cases in New York City.

-Until further notice, we will be canceling all of our scheduled community events, such as paper shredding events, community book tables, and electronic recycling events. Specifically, we will be canceling this weekend's paper shredding event scheduled at Gorman Playground and our biweekly legal night will be postponed until further notice. Additionally, our office will not be admitting any constituents for face-to-face meetings, but will still be working remotely and answering telephone calls. Please take the proper precautions to protect yourself and your family. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at (718) 457-0384 or email at dendekkerm@nyassembly.gov.

-Legislation was signed by the Governor that provides sick leave and other benefits to all New York employees who are subject to a mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19.

-New York has prohibited all non-essential employers from having workers come to the office for work. Residents are ordered to stay home as much as possible starting Sunday.

-As mandated by Governor Cuomo, all personal care businesses including barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors, nail salons will be closed to members of the public beginning Saturday, March 21 at 8PM, as these services cannot be provided while maintaining the recommended social distance.

-NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is providing Coronavirus testing by appointment only. Call 1-844-692-4692 if you are exhibiting symptoms and would like to be tested.

-New York City has Closed All Public School Buildings and will transition to Remote Learning www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/151-20/new-york-city-close-all-school-buildings-transition-remote-learning (http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/151-20/new-york-city-close-all-school-buildings-transition-remote-learning); they are currently scheduled to reopen April 20th.

-The New York City Department of Education wants every student who needs a device for remote learning to have one, even if the student does not have internet access at home. Simply call 718-935-5100 and choose Option 5 on the menu. Someone will help you get a device with internet connection.

-Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch will be available at the entrance of every school building from 7:30 am-1:30 pm. Any student can pick up breakfast and lunch at any school building until further notice.

-The IRS has announced a 90-day postponement of paying taxes. The original deadline was April 15; all must still file tax returns by April 15.

-State collection of student and medical debt owed to the state has been frozen for at least 30 days.

-New York State will waive mortgage payments for the next 90 days if someone is unemployed or underemployed.

-All Queens Public Library locations are temporarily closing to the public until further notice. The Library has many free digital resources available online: www.queenslibrary.org/about-us/news-media/blog/2041?utm_source=oracle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=digitalresources2020_BLG (http://www.queenslibrary.org/about-us/news-media/blog/2041?utm_source=oracle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=digitalresources2020_BLG)

-Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to college students and households with K-12 students that currently do not have internet. In addition, people behind on their Spectrum bill can get their internet service restored. Call (833) 267-6094 for more details.

-National Grid has temporarily suspended collections-related activities, including service disconnections, to lessen any financial hardship the COVID-19 pandemic may cause.

-Queens Community House has temporarily suspended several of its programs, including the Beacon program at P.S. 149.

-On Monday, March 23, NYC will be opening several dozen Regional Enrichment Centers across the City, to serve the children of our City’s first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and our most vulnerable populations.

-New York City Public Schools' Pre-K registration deadline has been extended to Sunday, March 29th. Apply online here.

-New York State will waive the 7-day waiting period for unemployment benefits for those laid off due to the virus.

-New York State’s chief administrative judge has indefinitely suspended eviction proceedings in housing court throughout the state amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

-The NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings is accommodating all requests to reschedule cases, and is transitioning to providing the option of telephonic hearings for all cases. Also, beginning March 19th, OATH is staying defaults and will reschedule hearings for individuals who did not appear for scheduled hearings. All trials that were scheduled between March 18, 2020 and April 17, 2020, with the exception of Krimstock Vehicle Seizure/Forfeitures, TLC Summary Suspensions, and TLC Drug Cases are adjourned to a later date.

-The Social Security Administration is still paying out benefits, but be aware of scammers.

-New York City’s Department of Finance announced today it will waive penalties for DOF-administered business and excise taxes due this spring.

-Commonpoint Queens is offering free virtual mental health counseling and other services to help Queens residents cope with the coronavirus crisis. www.commonpointqueens.org/covid19/ (http://www.commonpointqueens.org/covid19/)

-The Queens Economic Development Corporation is offering grants and no-interest loans to small business help cover costs of the Coronavirus! Apply today! www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/nyc-employee-retention-grant-program (http://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/nyc-employee-retention-grant-program)

-The Small Business Administration is also offering the opportunity to apply for disaster loans. disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2Fela%2FLoanApplication%2FStartApplication (http://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2Fela%2FLoanApplication%2FStartApplication)

-Primary care providers and practices should call (518) 447-4580 to request a test from the NYSDOH - New York State Health Department.

-Visitation to Nursing Homes AND Senior Assisted Living Facilities is prohibited, excluding necessary medical personnel and individual visitors who dress in full, protective-garb. Please check with your individual facility if you have any questions.

-New Yorkers can text COVID to 692-692 to get regular updates on the latest developments regarding COVID-19; Text COVIDESP to 692-692 for updates in Spanish

-Are you experiencing all symptoms of COVID19? Call ahead to your doctor to discuss your symptoms, let them guide you in the right direction, and/or call NYS DOH at 1-888-364-3065.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: 34AD on March 20, 2020, 02:45:02 PM
IMPORTANT NOTE: The numbers of cases are incorrect in the previous post: New York State now has 7,845 confirmed COVID-19 cases; 5,151 confirmed cases in New York City.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on March 21, 2020, 11:06:02 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/V4DeWdj.jpg)

NY Times article about eerie streetscapes features the 7 train in Woodside.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: JHResident on March 22, 2020, 04:02:05 AM
An update to the prior post regarding school meals for children under 18:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals)
Beginning Monday, Grab and Go meals will be distributed at fewer sites. In the 11372 zip code, PS 69 and PS 149 will be feeder sites. There is a lookup tool at the link for available feeding sites.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 22, 2020, 11:36:42 AM
The stats listed here paint a clear picture of where we need to step up our game.

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-daily-data-summary.pdf
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 22, 2020, 11:42:38 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/V4DeWdj.jpg)
NY Times article about eerie streetscapes features the 7 train in Woodside.

To be honest, this stretch of queens blvd. on an early morning weekend is never bustling. Leave it to the NYT, though.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: hagsrus on March 22, 2020, 06:06:26 PM
Interesting - tends to happen with colds, I think, but nasal congestion doesn't seem to be a major symptom. Just tasted some asparagus with great enjoyment, but avoiding complacency!

https://nypost.com/2020/03/22/loss-of-taste-and-smell-could-be-crucial-symptoms-of-coronavirus/


The New York Daily News reports:

    The loss of taste and smell could be crucial warning signs in “hidden carriers” of the novel coronavirus, experts have revealed. The British Association of Otorhinolaryngology — which represents ear, nose and throat specialists — says the loss of senses often appears in patients who show none of the earlier known symptoms.

    “In young patients, they do not have any significant symptoms such as the cough and fever, but they may have just the loss of sense of smell and taste,” the association’s president, professor Nirmal Kumar, told Sky News.

    The association said in a statement that anosmia or hyposmia — the medical terms for the loss of smell — have particularly been noted in COVID-19 hotspots around the globe.

Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: JHALUM on March 22, 2020, 11:26:55 PM
Why are there so many people walking in parks, by the water and in Central Park?  So selfish!  They should close off these areas.  We all have cabin fever  but we have technology to read books, watch movies and communicate with family members so we have it much easier than previous generations.  I'm not even getting takeout, all food is being prepared in my home.  Let's be smart!
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: toddg on March 25, 2020, 08:41:00 AM
NYT: Roosevelt Avenue Goes Dark (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/nyregion/coronavirus-nyc-queens.html)

(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/04/20/nyregion/00nyvirus-photo-woodside2/00nyvirus-photo-woodside2-superJumbo.jpg)
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Ernie on March 25, 2020, 04:12:14 PM
https://thecity.nyc/2020/03/queens-elmhurst-hospital-hit-with-coronavirus-patient-crush.html
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jh35 on March 25, 2020, 05:16:14 PM
https://gothamist.com/news/coronavirus-hospitals-nurses-nyc-patients-flood-wards?mc_cid=92acf89838&mc_eid=61e4a2d6f2 (https://gothamist.com/news/coronavirus-hospitals-nurses-nyc-patients-flood-wards?mc_cid=92acf89838&mc_eid=61e4a2d6f2)

http://bestofhealthindia.com/best-hospitals/list-of-closed-hospitals-in-new-york-city (http://bestofhealthindia.com/best-hospitals/list-of-closed-hospitals-in-new-york-city)
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 25, 2020, 08:04:02 PM
BIG dip in new COVID patients today. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page

Daily Syndromic and Case Data Update
The following documents provide information about people confirmed to have COVID-19 in NYC. Check back for possible updates twice daily — at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Data updates will appear later today.

COVID-19 Daily Data Summary: Total Cases (PDF, as of March 25, 5:30 p.m.)*
COVID-19 Daily Data Summary: Deaths (PDF, as of March 25, 5:30 p.m.)*
COVID-19 Daily Data Summary: Hospitalizations (PDF, as of March 25, 5:30 p.m.)**
NYC Emergency Department Surveillance Data (PDF, through March 24)

* time discrepancy noted
** date discrepancy noted
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: abcdefghijk on March 25, 2020, 08:20:40 PM
BIG dip in new COVID patients today. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page

Daily Syndromic and Case Data Update
The following documents provide information about people confirmed to have COVID-19 in NYC. Check back for possible updates twice daily — at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Data updates will appear later today.

COVID-19 Daily Data Summary: Total Cases (PDF, as of March 25, 5:30 p.m.)*
COVID-19 Daily Data Summary: Deaths (PDF, as of March 25, 5:30 p.m.)*
COVID-19 Daily Data Summary: Hospitalizations (PDF, as of March 25, 5:30 p.m.)**
NYC Emergency Department Surveillance Data (PDF, through March 24)

* time discrepancy noted
** date discrepancy noted

Thanks.

Once we have flattened the curve, we can exit our isolation...is that right?  Because the hospitals will then be able to cope with Covid-19 patients... yes?  Because I see that flattening the curve...elongates the timeline. And so, even though Covid-19 will be in the community (at lower, non over-whelming numbers) normal life will continue, right? That's the plan?

So older folks or those with underlying conditions... will have to be careful for many months to come...even when life resumes to normality for others...

(Interestingly the graphs always show the shape of the curve, flattened etc... but the exact timeline is never specified on the "x" axis)

Judging from info from China, lock down was 2 months.  :-[

Is my thinking correct on this?

Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: dssjh on March 25, 2020, 08:53:15 PM
two months sounds about right. just please, "leaders," don't try to speed the "rebirth" and kill thousands more.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: passthekimchi on March 25, 2020, 09:49:57 PM
I was shown this video tonight about Elmhurst hospital. Very sad and glimpse into what our healthcare professionals are facing right now:

https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000007052136/coronavirus-elmhurst-hospital-queens.html
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 25, 2020, 11:29:29 PM
BIG dip in new COVID patients today. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page
Have to correct my post. Sometime between 8 and 11pm the NYC DOH uploaded new PDFs, and the numbers are UP. We nearly doubled confirmed cases from yesterday. Now I understand why they wrote "Data updates will appear later today" and why the dates and times were wrong.

COVID-19 Daily Data Summary: Total Cases (PDF, as of March 25, 5:30 p.m.) https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-daily-data-summary.pdf
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: abcdefghijk on March 26, 2020, 08:13:34 AM
 :-\
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on March 26, 2020, 08:21:08 AM
JH Uber driver dies of coronavirus after transporting sick passenger https://nypost.com/2020/03/25/uber-driver-who-stopped-working-to-avoid-coronavirus-dies-from-disease/
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: abcdefghijk on March 26, 2020, 08:48:50 AM
Mayor Bill de Blasio has picked one street to be converted to pedestrian-only corridors in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, for a pilot running from Friday, March 27, to Monday, March 30.

Each of the following streets will be closed to cars from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the four-day test.

The closures in total make up roughly 1.6 miles of the city’s 6,000 miles of roads:

Manhattan: Park Avenue, between 28th Street and 34th Street
Brooklyn: Bushwick Avenue, between Johnson Avenue and Flushing Avenue
Queens: 34th Avenue, 73rd Street to 80th Street
The Bronx: Grand Concourse, between East Burnside Avenue and 184th Street
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: passthekimchi on March 26, 2020, 09:02:04 AM
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/health/elmhurst-hospital-new-york-13-deaths/index.html

I think the neighborhood of Corona is being impacted severely by the virus. Is there anything we can do to help our communities? This is heartbreaking
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Jeffsayyes on March 26, 2020, 10:18:47 AM
I wonder if Corona is the epicenter now. That's damn ironic
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on March 26, 2020, 10:46:06 AM
Re: Corona, where are the numbers for different neighborhoods? I only see articles about Elmhurst Hospital, which serves the entire area. Also you can get numbers borough by borough. But I haven't seen anything about just Corona.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: dssjh on March 26, 2020, 11:34:41 AM
Re: Corona, where are the numbers for different neighborhoods? I only see articles about Elmhurst Hospital, which serves the entire area. Also you can get numbers borough by borough. But I haven't seen anything about just Corona.

that might be hard to do, because protocol dictates that medical professionals don't release information about patients -- even if it's very general information. we can find out how many people were treated at an institution, but there's really no way to find out which of the Elmhurst sick or deceased came from Jackson Heights, Middle Village or whatever.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: passthekimchi on March 26, 2020, 11:50:54 AM
I believe the city has data on certain conditions/diseases at the below link/database.
Although not explicitly listed as coronavirus, there's a way to look at "Influenza-Like Illness" (ILI) in this database by zip code. This would almost certainly be Coronavirus cases even though they may not be officially tested and confirmed as such.
I think you can look at the data updated through a day or so ago, so seems it is updated timely.
I'll have to play around with it later today when I have some time, but I saw someone was able to show "ILI" by zip code across the city. Corona, Queens was a big outlier compared to all other zip codes

https://a816-health.nyc.gov/hdi/epiquery/disease-reporting
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: passthekimchi on March 26, 2020, 01:36:52 PM
Does anyone know good community charities or organizations that can help those in need during this time? Organizations that can help provide food, medical care or monetary aid to those in Corona or even Jackson Heights that need it during this pandemic that we can make a donation to?
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Davey on March 26, 2020, 01:47:04 PM
World Central Kitchen is enlisting volunteer chefs to donate meals at Catalina Cruz's offices in Corona and an increasing number of locations in the five boroughs and nationally.  This group, started by Chef Jose Andres, has set up to serve victims of hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires -- and now a pandemic.

https://wck.org/chefsforamerica

https://donate.wck.org/give/236738/#!/donation/checkout




Does anyone know good community charities or organizations that can help those in need during this time? Organizations that can help provide food, medical care or monetary aid to those in Corona or even Jackson Heights that need it during this pandemic that we can make a donation to?
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: badperson on March 26, 2020, 03:55:08 PM
quick technical question,

I have been following the reports that others have linked to here:
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-daily-data-summary.pdf
 (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-daily-data-summary.pdf)


but was wondering if that same data exists in csv format somewhere. I searched around and couldn't find it
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: passthekimchi on March 26, 2020, 05:05:11 PM
Is the helicopter(s) flying over Jackson Heights this afternoon a medical helicopter transporting patients out of Elmhurst Hospital to other facilities? Appears to be circling back over towards Elmhurst Hospital. Thankfully Elmhurst Hospital appears to be getting much needed support/assistance

https://nypost.com/2020/03/26/staff-brought-in-coronavirus-patients-moved-out-at-hardest-hit-nyc-hospital/
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: ljr on March 26, 2020, 05:28:12 PM
Someone said they could be news channel helicopters.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: FreyaG on March 26, 2020, 09:11:30 PM
I believe the city has data on certain conditions/diseases at the below link/database.
Although not explicitly listed as coronavirus, there's a way to look at "Influenza-Like Illness" (ILI) in this database by zip code. This would almost certainly be Coronavirus cases even though they may not be officially tested and confirmed as such.
I think you can look at the data updated through a day or so ago, so seems it is updated timely.
I'll have to play around with it later today when I have some time, but I saw someone was able to show "ILI" by zip code across the city. Corona, Queens was a big outlier compared to all other zip codes

https://a816-health.nyc.gov/hdi/epiquery/disease-reporting

Thanks for sharing this. The difference in numbers is substantial to say the least.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: FreyaG on March 26, 2020, 09:18:01 PM
I believe the city has data on certain conditions/diseases at the below link/database.
Although not explicitly listed as coronavirus, there's a way to look at "Influenza-Like Illness" (ILI) in this database by zip code. This would almost certainly be Coronavirus cases even though they may not be officially tested and confirmed as such.
I think you can look at the data updated through a day or so ago, so seems it is updated timely.
I'll have to play around with it later today when I have some time, but I saw someone was able to show "ILI" by zip code across the city. Corona, Queens was a big outlier compared to all other zip codes

https://a816-health.nyc.gov/hdi/epiquery/disease-reporting

Thanks for sharing this. The difference in numbers is substantial to say the least.

Actually, I played a bit more with this site, and it appears to be a consistent pattern. I randomly changed the dates to various time points e.g. in 2019, and the pattern is identical: Corona is a big outlier, followed by Elmhurst, and to a lesser extent JH, Sunnyside/Woodside. So there is probably some underlying/preexisting issue, but not necessarily coronavirus. That's not to downplay it though.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: passthekimchi on March 26, 2020, 10:10:57 PM
Quote
Actually, I played a bit more with this site, and it appears to be a consistent pattern. I randomly changed the dates to various time points e.g. in 2019, and the pattern is identical: Corona is a big outlier, followed by Elmhurst, and to a lesser extent JH, Sunnyside/Woodside. So there is probably some underlying/preexisting issue, but not necessarily coronavirus. That's not to downplay it though.

Interesting - thanks for looking into it further. I wonder what causes Corona to consistently be an outlier.
That's a big relief if they're not experiencing the magnitude of cases I initially thought from first glance. Tough time for our communities, hoping Elmhurst Hospital and their medical personnel are receiving the support they need.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: 80JHer on March 27, 2020, 09:21:14 AM
Anybody else noticing the neighborhood is getting very dirty.   37th ave is starting to look like diversity plaza.   
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: KGDHP on March 27, 2020, 10:58:09 AM
Well, it seems like alarmingly, according to this article, Elmhurst (the neighborhood) seems to be the Queens epicenter. Stay on the north side of Roosevelt guys!!

https://jacksonheightspost.com/doctor-elmhurst-residents-are-contracting-covid-19-at-an-alarming-rate
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: dssjh on March 27, 2020, 12:11:33 PM
At today's briefing, Governor Cuomo pledged to build four more hospitals in the mold of the Javits Center outfitting -- one in each borough.

The Queens one will be at Aqueduct Race Track.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Matt on March 27, 2020, 02:05:26 PM
Anybody else noticing the neighborhood is getting very dirty.   37th ave is starting to look like diversity plaza.   

I have not noticed 37th Avenue being any dirtier. I don't think Diversity Plaza is dirty in general - it's used by a lot of people, which is great. Trash does come with heavy use, unfortunately, but I don't find it dirtier than any other heavily used plaza in the city.

If 37th Avenue is dirtier, perhaps it has to do with so many shops being closed. I'd imagine that most play a part in keeping the sidewalks clean.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 27, 2020, 02:33:00 PM
Well, it seems like alarmingly, according to this article, Elmhurst (the neighborhood) seems to be the Queens epicenter. Stay on the north side of Roosevelt guys!!
https://jacksonheightspost.com/doctor-elmhurst-residents-are-contracting-covid-19-at-an-alarming-rate

This just up today. We are "West Queens".
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-data-map.pdf
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on March 31, 2020, 10:50:24 PM
Here's an NIH study on the topic of SARS-CoV-2 viability published NEJM on March 9, 2020  https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.09.20033217v1.full.pdf
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on April 01, 2020, 11:43:43 AM
Well, it seems like alarmingly, according to this article, Elmhurst (the neighborhood) seems to be the Queens epicenter. Stay on the north side of Roosevelt guys!!
https://jacksonheightspost.com/doctor-elmhurst-residents-are-contracting-covid-19-at-an-alarming-rate
This just up today. We are "West Queens".
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-data-map.pdf
Pos patients by zip code. 89% zip code unknown means what?... patients addresses, test site locations, or cartographer (lack of) knowledge?
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-data-map.pdf
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on April 01, 2020, 11:53:25 AM
I have been following the reports that others have linked to here:
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-daily-data-summary.pdf
 (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-daily-data-summary.pdf) but was wondering if that same data exists in csv format somewhere. I searched around and couldn't find it

Is this what you are looking for?

https://github.com/nychealth/coronavirus-data

https://github.com/nychealth/coronavirus-data/blob/master/case-hosp-death.csv
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on April 01, 2020, 03:09:06 PM
I have been following the reports that others have linked to here:
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-daily-data-summary.pdf
 (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-daily-data-summary.pdf) but was wondering if that same data exists in csv format somewhere. I searched around and couldn't find it

Is this what you are looking for?

https://github.com/nychealth/coronavirus-data

https://github.com/nychealth/coronavirus-data/blob/master/case-hosp-death.csv

Corona does seem really high, higher than JH and Elmhurst.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: JHResident on April 02, 2020, 07:15:49 AM
Article about the grim realities of COVID-19 from a doctor at Elmhurst Hospital:
https://www.vox.com/2020/4/1/21203372/coronavirus-deaths-new-york-queens-elmhurst-hospital-doctors-advice (https://www.vox.com/2020/4/1/21203372/coronavirus-deaths-new-york-queens-elmhurst-hospital-doctors-advice)
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: JHResident on April 02, 2020, 05:40:06 PM
The DOE will now provide free meals to anyone, not just children. The search url is still the same:
https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx
The 11372 sites are still PS 69 and PS 149. Bag breakfasts and lunches, but if you're hungry, this could help.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Minimal4me on April 02, 2020, 06:43:26 PM
This video by a doctor on the front lines explains exactly how NOT to get the virus. I found it very reassuring:

https://youtu.be/7Wr9Z_enNQ4
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on April 02, 2020, 08:19:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmNqXaGuo2k

I'm hoping this isn't real. Very disturbing if it is.

"Authorities remove close to one million N95 respirator masks, gloves, gowns and other medical supplies after a Brooklyn man was caught allegedly hoarding the equipment. He faces charges for lying to investigators and coughing on FBI agents who confronted him."

(I do find it odd that they are carrying one box at a time.)
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Shelby2 on April 02, 2020, 08:55:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmNqXaGuo2k

I'm hoping this isn't real. Very disturbing if it is.

"Authorities remove close to one million N95 respirator masks, gloves, gowns and other medical supplies after a Brooklyn man was caught allegedly hoarding the equipment. He faces charges for lying to investigators and coughing on FBI agents who confronted him."

(I do find it odd that they are carrying one box at a time.)

It's real. It was covered by the major news outlets. Today they said they were able to distribute his hoard to local hospitals so the results were good. https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/feds-distribute-200k-n95-masks-seized-from-coronavirus-hoarder/
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: jeanette on April 02, 2020, 09:01:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmNqXaGuo2k
https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/feds-distribute-200k-n95-masks-seized-from-coronavirus-hoarder/

The article states that the feds have more/other leads and intend to confiscate more PPE.
Title: Re: The coronavirus thread
Post by: Matt on April 02, 2020, 10:56:18 PM
If anyone has excess personal protective equipment, please donate it to: https://ppetonyc.wixsite.com/nycppe/ (https://ppetonyc.wixsite.com/nycppe/)

Our hospitals need these supplies!