New York numbers seem to have levelled off for the 3rd day in a row….
Cuomo thinks positive, but adds caution….
New Jersey ‘s numbers seem to also have lived off for the lest few days….
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) suggested Monday the state may have flattened the curve of the coronavirus outbreak, but it is too soon to tell.
Deaths related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, have stayed flat for two days, he said, while the total number of new hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions are down.
“Those are all good signs and again would suggest a possible flattening of the curve,” he said during his daily press conference.
He added the state could be “very near” the apex of the outbreak, but it would take a few more days to know for sure.
“We could still see an increase, so it is hopeful, but it’s also inconclusive,” he said of the data.
There are more than 130,000 cases in New York, including 4,758 deaths. The state reported 599 of those deaths Monday, a small drop from the 630 deaths reported Saturday.
Cuomo said it’s not clear if the outbreak is plateauing, meaning the current rates of infection will continue for a longer period of time, rather than dropping after reaching a peak….
While cases continue to grow, [NJ Gov] Murphy said state officials were heartened by new data that shows a slowing of infection rates. On March 30, cases were increasing day-over-day by 24%. Today, that rate dropped to 12%. He credited the state’s aggressive social distancing efforts for the decline.
Murphy said there may still be anomalous days, but overall the curve “is beginning, and I use that word cautiously, is beginning to flatten.”….
Murphy urged people to continue social distancing measures to continue a reduction in infections….
They said today that over half the cases in Chicago are African-Americans (they make up about 32 percent of the population.)
It seems sort of stark to hear.
and 72% of deaths in Chicago
We’ll ALL be happy when this gets down to manageable levels and the world can TRY to get back to some sort manalicy…
I hear my co-workers (those that are left) joking around and laughing, not about the virus, but about other stuff, and I just find it hard to see how people are able to put all this completely aside. Everyone is different and deals with things differently though. I remember co-workers being slap-happy on 9/11 too.
I’m also ticked off when I see groups of parents huddled together watching their kids play together outside without any sense of distancing….. kids are running around, playing tag, etc. I feel bad for the kids and the reality they are living under, but some people are clearly just not taking what we are told to do as seriously as others.
I know its a small crowd here, but has anyone put on a mask yet?
I would if I were in a public situation where there were all sorts of people within 6 feet of me, but that isn’t really the case now. I went grocery shopping on Friday night and thankfully, there were not many people around.
Now, I am trying to find a Dry Cleaners that is open and when I do, I would almost certainly be the only customer in there at the time and I am being nagged to wear a mask.
We use gloves….
I don’t have access to gloves that fit. If I had Trump size hands, I could borrow some, but alas..
Seriously, I don’t know how often you are going out or where you are going, but if any of us should be wearing a mask, it should be you. Biden says he will wear one.
Where can he go though? He’s retired (for now). Does he do his own shopping? Who is running the camera and putting on his makeup in his basement studio? Is that considered an “essential job?”
I used plastic produce bags as fake gloves at the grocery store and it wasn’t easy to keep them on. I also felt people were looking at me like I was overly paranoid.
My Name Is Jack says
I haven’t been out for three weeks except for solitary walks early in the morning.
I have meals and groceries delivered.
If you have a car, someone should start it.
My Name Is Jack says
Three to be exact
Start them for ten minutes every other day,