Robert Lobo New York City United States of Ame
Congress blasted by Cuomo as Anxious NY, looking to reopen.
To date, 28,000 tri-state lives have been lost to COVID-19. The number of daily hospitalizations has now dropped below 1,000 for the first time. The number of confirmed cases crossed 1 million in the United States. New York alone accounts for close to nearly a third of those. Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that some parts of NY might open when his PAUSE order expires on 15ht May.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that his shutdown order would remain in effect indefinitely. Agitated Cuomo said Wednesday that more has to be done. He again called out Congress, particularly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, for not helping the states.
Controversies piling up around De Blasio.
The way Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio handling the COVID-19 pandemic has been attracting controversies. He has received adulation and even calls for a presidential run. However, he is creating a lot of blunders. He has gone explicitly after religious communities for violating social distancing policies. Just before Passover and Easter holidays in late March, he threatened to have churches and synagogues closed down if they held services that did not follow social distancing.
Nearly a month later, the mayor singled out New York Jews after police broke up a funeral in Brooklyn for being too crowded. In the middle of that month, de Blasio specifically encouraged people to go out in public, saying, "If you love your neighborhood bar, go there now." That same day, the mayor announced that schools in the city would be closing.
Rare inflammatory syndrome found in three New York children with COVID-19.
Three children in New York who are being treated for COVID-19 infection are also getting treatment for a rare inflammatory condition. It is similar to the one that has sparked concerns in the UK and Italy. These kids are between 6 months to 8 years of age. The all had fever and inflammation of the heart and the gut. Dr. Mark Gorelik said in his statement that currently, they are at the very beginning of trying to understand the meaning of this combination of diseases.
Of the three New York patients, one is critically ill, one is in intensive care, and the third has been discharged. Italian and British medical experts are investigating a possible link between the coronavirus outbreak and clusters of severe inflammatory disease among infants, who have arrived at the countries’ hospitals with high fevers and inflamed arteries.
Some New York City businesses should reopen.
A ray of hope for New Yorkers has come in the form of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s statement. However, the relaxation will only be for a few of them. The daily death toll is now less than half its peak level. The governor has said that he will soon allow some nonessential businesses to start their operations with the limited workforce.
The relaxation will be allowed in some areas and not statewide. He also said that he would be extending the shutdown order part 15th May in areas that are hardest-hit by COVID-19, i.e., Gotham. The city will take longer to recover. Its economy relies heavily on visitors and tourists; for one thing, few will be coming for some time. And keeping transmissions down is harder in the nation’s densest metropolis.
Gov Cuomo hinted lockdown extension after a study revealed 25% of NYC residents COVID-19 positive.
A recent antibody study that was done on 7.500 people suggested that 25% of people in New York City had COVID-19 infection. After learning about the report, Governor Andrew Cuomo hinted in a statement that he would expert New York lockdown for many parts of the state beyond May 15 May.
He was likely referring to New York City, where 150,000 people have been infected with over 11,000 reported deaths. As per the report, more than 2 million residents might have become infected at some point, and the death rate is 0.5 per cent. Mayor Bill de Blasio says he plans to have a 'road map' to reopening by June 1Jun and that it could involve more restaurants adding outdoor tables.
Democratic presidential primary canceled by New York.
The election officials of the New York state have removed every Democrat except former Vice President Joe Biden from the presidential primary ballot. The move has the effect of cancelling the election. The election was scheduled for 23rd June. The cancellation will save millions of dollars for the state.
It will make it easier to increase the use of voting by mail in local elections in the coming month. However, the supporters of Vermont Sen are angry. Democratic Board of Elections Commissioner Andy Spano said during the board's meeting that they should reduce the number of people on the ballot that will minimize the election in the interest of protection of everybody.
$13.3 billion revenue shortfall is expected in New York.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday that New York would report a #13.3 billion shortfall in revenue. It denotes a total of 14 per cent of the decline in the projected receipts by the state. The current forecast denotes a fall in revenues of $61 billion that would happen between fiscal years 2021 and 2024. Cuomo mentioned in his statement that before COVID-19, the economy was growing at a high rate in the state. Now it is at the record low, and the taxes had been lowered compared with when he took over the office. “What you’re going to see is what we expected,” Cuomo said at a press conference, referring to the state’s assessment of the virus’s economic impact.
Close to 400 people die every day in New York City.
According to the latest numbers, 377 people are dying every day in New York City. The average daily death toll has been reported based on the total deaths since the first reported victim died inside the five boroughs on 14th March. On Friday, the number grew as the Health Department of the city reported that 437 people died of the infection. The total number of deaths now stands at 15,848. It includes 10,746 people who died after being tested positive for the infection and 5,102 of those who had the symptoms but died before they could be checked for COVID-19. The officials again said that the tally figures include deaths from several previous days as it takes time to process the paperwork.
Queens has the most COVID-19 cases at 45,313, followed by Brooklyn at 38,727, the Bronx at 32,862, Manhattan at 18,252, and Staten Island at 10,917.
New York planning to reopen on 15th May partially.
In a recent statement, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that New York might start reopening manufacturing and construction after 15th May. The state has ground to halt in order to stop the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuomo, however, added that the easing of measures would take first in the north of the state and not in the New York City Metropolitan region.
He added that the regions that are more likely to be able to open sooner would be the upstate region. Downstate New York is going to be more complicated. Under a plan for reopening, the first sectors would be construction and manufacturing. The governor stressed that any final decision would be conditioned on a downturn in COVID-19 hospitalizations between now and May 15.
Thunderbirds and Blue Agents working together to honor healthcare workers.
According to the reports, a formation of US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds will fly over New York City on Tuesday at noon for about 35 minutes before moving towards New Jersey and Philadelphia. The two of the US military’s elite flight teams are planning this exercise to honour the essential workers in New York City and nearby cities.
The formation will feature six F-16 Fighting Falcons and six F/A-18 Hornets. These are among the first of multi-city flyovers by the teams to honour essential workers in what the military is calling, "America Strong." Defense Department guidelines have compelled both flight demonstration teams to cancel many of their roaring performances at air shows around the country in response to COVID-19.