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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #30 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.

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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2020, 08:57:17 PM »
Saw tp today in two stores (dollar and Rx) on 37th in the upper 80s.

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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #32 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."

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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #33 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


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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #34 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.

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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2020, 03:54:28 PM »
You could also watch a recording of the webinar.


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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2020, 02:34:42 PM »
Any idea how many virus infections have been recorded for in own JH neighborhood?

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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #37 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

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.

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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #38 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

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.

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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #39 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".

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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #40 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."
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Re: The coronavirus thread
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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #42 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

+1 on wishing there was more borough specific info.

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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #43 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

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
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Re: The coronavirus thread
« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2020, 10:28:07 PM »