Kious Kelly, a nurse at New York City's Mount Sinai West hospital, advocated for better protections for medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, friends and relatives said, he died of the virus.
The number of people hospitalized for the virus in the state jumped 40 percent since yesterday.transcript She’s an Honors Student. And Homeless. Will the Virtual Classroom Reach Her? This week New York City’s public schools began remote learning. But for the more than 100,000 students who are homeless, virtual education may be out of reach. “Can you move just a little bit to this way? Perfect.” “A-L-L-I-A, my name is Allia Phillips. I am 10 years old. I live in New York, New York. And I live in a shelter. And I love playing violin. OK, I’m going to have to stand up for this. A lot of things are really happening right now, like Covid-19. [Violin playing] I’ve heard that it is a very contagious virus. And when people get it, a lot of people have to go to the hospital. But some of them have to get isolated. It’s changed my life because now, we don’t get to go in school. My teacher told us that she didn’t know if it was going to close for the whole year. Ta-da.” “You’ve got blanky fuzz in your hair. Right now, me and Allia are actually living in a family shelter.” “I don’t like the way you brush it. You brush it so hard. Basically, it’s one room with a bathroom, and then one bed and a bunk bed. I guess, it’s now my classroom, too.” “I got contacted by her school to go pick up her iPad device. And her iPad does not have internet. The shelter that we’re in, they do not allow internet. What classroom stuff are we going to do today? Math?” “Well, science is already too hard. It keeps on pausing itself, just freezing.” “Oh OK, I will look into that in a little bit.” “Across the room.” “And see what’s going on. I have a cellphone. We use the hot spot. I don’t have a lot of data. And it’s a little spotty and slow. Essentially, that’s just where we’ve been is puttering outside to get a better signal, hoping it gets better.” “A school has 17 tables in the cafeteria. Each table has 12 seats.” “I am worried that children are going to get left behind because they don’t have their devices or they didn’t have the access to the internet. Let’s try that one again.” “So we’ll probably have to redo our whole grade, and relearn everything we already know.” “Right now, my biggest worry for Allia would be the social interaction. My mother, who’s disabled, and her service animal lives with us. So we’re all in this really tiny space.” “Yeah. I’m worried about that because my grandmother, she is really old. And if she gets it or if my mother gets sick, they could get hurt. And if they both get it, who’s going to take care of me that day? And then if we’re all locked in the same room, how are we going to be safe?” This week New York City’s public schools began remote learning. But for the more than 100,000 students who are homeless, virtual education may be out of reach. Credit Credit... Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times Allia Phillips was excited to pick up an iPad from her school in Harlem last week. She did not want to miss any classes and hoped to land on the fourth-grade honor roll again. On Monday, when New York City’s public schools began remote learning, Allia fired up the iPad at her family’s room in a homeless shelter on the Upper West Side. And saw nothing. “I went downstairs to find out that they don’t have any internet,” Allia’s mother said. “You’re screwing up my daughter’s education.” The public school system’s switch from regular school to remote learning is leaving poor and vulnerable students behind — especially the estimated 114,000 living in shelters and unstable housing — because most shelters in the city do not have Wi-Fi available for residents and the Department of Education has not yet provided devices with built-in internet. The department is scrambling to fix the problem, as children fall further behind, and it has told shelter operators that deliveries of laptops would not begin until next week. On Thursday, a homeless man who lives on the street was identified as the first unsheltered person in the city to test positive for the coronavirus, according to the city Department of Social Services. About 95 percent of an estimated 79,000 homeless people in New York live in shelter. As of Wednesday, 44 people living in shelters had tested positive for the coronavirus. The Department of Homeless Services has moved people who have tested positive for the virus and those they have had contact with into special isolation units at three locations the agency has not disclosed. Seventy-one people were in those units on Wednesday night. Six people have died at a Long Island retirement community. The first sign appeared two weeks ago, when an employee tested positive for coronavirus. By Wednesday, Peconic Landing, an upscale community for older people on the North Shore of Long Island, had announced its sixth death from the virus , touching off fears of an even bigger outbreak among a vulnerable, confined population. What was a peaceful waterfront resort has been overrun by emergency crews in hazmat suits. Visitors trying to check in with parents were turned away at the gates, and families were advised that removing their relatives was even riskier than keeping them there. “I’m 90 years old, I’d like to die naturally,” one resident told her son. “But I don’t want to die for this.” The cases are the latest to hit a facility for older adults, who are at high risk of dying from the virus. A nursing home in Washington State has had at least 35 deaths and about two-thirds of the residents testing positive. At St. Joseph’s Senior Nursing Home in Woodbridge, N.J., at least 24 residents have tested positive. On Wednesday, all 94 patients were evacuated as the facility shut down. Cuomo called the federal stimulus package “irresponsible” and “reckless.” Video Read more: The New York Times
hero RabbiShaina How sad. I cannot trust anything you publish. I have foound so much bias and half truths over the years, you have become a joke to me and many. Problem is, you keep doing it. I hope his family can sue the Nurses Union for being so unprepared for this. This is akin to sending soldiers to war without weapons.
'were' is a typo in 'Three of the 19 people whose deaths were reported on Thursday were had recently been in nursing homes.' _jasonbailey_ so sad here that. ❤️🙏
100 NYPD Cops Have Tested Positive For CoronavirusAnd nearly 7% of the police force was out sick on Monday. The police commissioner has warned that officers will "without a doubt, suffer." its ok, itll be over by easter sunday.😂 lockwoodx3 So many still out there doing their jobs!! So many people to thank for being the front liners. As messed up and confused as this Nation is right now, this crisis is showing US the Heart of America.
Billionaire Bill Ackman Made 100-Fold Return On Coronavirus Hedge That Yielded $2.6 BillionBillionaire investor Bill Ackman made $2.6 billion on a $27 coronavirus hedge. On Monday, he cut the hedge and used the cash to buy Starbucks, Berkshire Hathaway and Lowe's. Cant afford a brush The important word here is 'hedge'! Let's see the losses in his underlying portfolio and net them off before talking about 'making' money.
Doctors warn coronavirus deaths could 'skyrocket' if restrictions are loosened as Trump wants'As you increase the demand on the health-care system, the mortality rate goes up. It skyrockets,' a doctor said when asked about the Trump administration loosening coronavirus guidelines. Some math. Top is approximate spread of influenza (each person infects 1.5). Bottom is approximate spread of coronavirus (each infects 2.5). After 20 rounds. We should be seeing a 1,000 deaths per day in the US by now if the original “expert” estimates were true. Where are they now to back up their claims? Deaths are going to skyrocket anyway. It takes time for the disease to kill. We're just starting to identify cases. Ipso facto
New York Struggles With Coronavirus, U.S. Deaths Top 1,000Worldwide, the death toll climbed past 21,000, according to a running count kept by Johns Hopkins University. UniteWomenOrg Among all the Trump fuckery, there's good news today for Standing Rock Tribe.
Coronavirus deaths in the US could reach peak in three weeks, epidemiologist saysA leading epidemiologist advising the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated the peak of deaths in the US coronavirus pandemic will be three weeks from now, after which 'most of the damage will be done,' and says it may be possible to only isolate the vulnerable, allowing many back to work. They really can't think about anything other than getting us back to work ASAP. I don't hear about other countries being like this, unless I just missed it. EVERYONE IS VULNERABLE! Seems to be affecting nearly every age level over 15, the issue is keeping hospital levels at acceptable levels.
13 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. HospitalPeople have died in the ER while waiting for a bed. There aren't enough ventilators. This entire hospital will soon be dedicated to the coronavirus. New York City hospitals are at the center of the pandemic in the U.S. “It’s apocalyptic,' one doctor said. You should really rethink your 'New York Spread May Be Slowing' headline. It's misleading. Social distancing might stall some of this, but the disease has an incubation period. Things are changing every minute. Please follow the facts and not the words of *any politician. Maybe you should have let Illegal immigrants get Deported. And maybe STOP inviting more in. blamemayorsnottrump Call your governor he is smart ass