About half of the US' coronavirus cases are in New York. Why has the outbreak hit the state so much harder than other places? Health experts say the answers are largely specific to the metro area, but they are also a warning to other states.
There were over 74,000 cases of coronavirus in the United States as of Thursday midday. About half were in New York -- almost 10 times more than any other state.(CNN) Why has the outbreak hit New York so much harder than other places?Health experts said the answers are largely specific to the New York metropolitan area -- its density and population, primarily -- but they are also a warning to other states that think they may be spared.New York is the epicenter for now, but Covid-19 will not stop there."The notion that the book is written on how this is going to play out across the country is dangerous," said Dr. Kent Sepkowitz, CNN medical analyst and professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City."We're seeing New Orleans going up now, Detroit. (In) the next few weeks, many cities will have a New York story."Read MoreHigh density and size The first and most obvious explanation for the severity of the area's outbreak is that New York is the largest and most densely populated city in the US, and coronavirus tends to spread in dense places."That spatial closeness makes us vulnerable," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.New York City had an average of just over 27,000 people per square mile, according to the 2010 Census. That's more than double the density of Chicago and Philadelphia and more than three times the density of Los Angeles.At all times of day, New Yorkers pack together on the subway, bump into each other on sidewalks and brush knees at bars and restaurants -- all while potentially contagious. They live in crowded apartment buildings, squeezing up stairs or into elevators with neighbors. The transit system connects people across all five boroughs, so most people don't own cars that might otherwise separate people."We're used to crowds," New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio said."We're used to lines. We're used to being close together."With over 8 million people, New York City is also the largest city in the country. So New York's high number of coronavirus cases is also just a reflection of its size. The state will likely lead the country in coronavirus cases even if its infection rate per person is not the highest, Sepkowitz said.High testing ratesA close-up view of a swab used by medical workers tend to administer the coronavirus test at the drive-in center at ProHealth Care on March 21, 2020 in Jericho, New York.Another reason why New York has so many confirmed coronavirus cases is because it is looking for them.The US has lagged behind other countries in testing suspected cases, and people across the country have told CNN that they have been unable to get tested.New York, though, has made a dedicated push to ramp up testing at hospitals, labs and drive-through centers specifically set up in the most dense areas. With FDA approval, New York state authorized 28 public and private labs to begin testing for coronavirus on March 13, the first state to do so.Cuomo said over 100,000 people have been tested for coronavirus in New York. He said Thursday that about 25% of all testing nationwide has been performed by New York."We're hunting positives," Cuomo said."We're hunting positives so we can isolate them and reduce the spread."Widespread testing may make the numbers look bad, sure, but health officials say it's vital to slowing the spread of the virus. The more you test, the more you can isolate those people who have the virus and thereby stop it spreading.Still, testing is just a part of the explanation for the high totals, according to Dr. Arthur Caplan, a CNN medical analyst and the head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU's School of Medicine."I think it is true that we have a worse outbreak here just by admissions to ICUs as they begin to build. It's not just testing," he said.Slow early responseCuomo has earned rave reviews for his daily press conferences during the crisis. But both he and de Blasio were slow to aggressively shut schools, events and social gatherings in the early days of the outbreak."Social distancing isn't going to stop transmission but it makes it slower and that makes it easier to treat people," Caplan explained."The old 'flatten the curve.' I think they were too slow. I think the whole country was too slow."New York state had its first case of community spread, meaning its origin was not known, on March 2 in New Rochelle, a suburb of New York City. By March 11, there were 216 confirmed cases in the state, and that number rose to 613 by March 14.New York Gov. Cuomo says social distancing efforts are working to slow coronavirusCuomo and de Blasio limited gatherings of over 500 people on March 12 but resisted disrupting life too much."We are going to very quickly put out guidance about having to reduce crowds and audiences while still having a certain amount of activity," de Blasio said at the time.As coronavirus cases continued to rise exponentially, that activity no longer became sustainable. New York ordered all schools closed by March 18, when it already had 2,300 cases. Cuomo ordered non-essential workers to stay at home beginning March 22, when there were over 15,000 cases.In contrast, California similarly had an early outbreak but took more aggressive measures to limit social life. On March 16, leaders across the San Francisco Bay area instituted a shelter-in-place order to keep people in their homes when there were 500 cases statewide. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 19, when the state had 900 positive cases.Because the virus spreads exponentially, a delay of even a few days can lead to major differences."It's important to isolate and distance early because it makes it harder for the virus to jump from person to person quickly," Caplan said."When it spreads slower then you have enough beds in the hospitals and ICUs and ventilators to handle the sick."Travel destinationA police officer walks across an empty 7th Avenue in a sparsely populated Times Square due to Covid-19 concerns on Friday, March 20, 2020, in New York.The Big Apple! The City That Never Sleeps! Concrete jungle where dreams are made of!New York City is a world-renowned tourist destination and the most visited destination in the US. As such, Cuomo said that contagious people from countries that had earlier coronavirus outbreaks traveled to the city and spread the virus."We have international travelers who were in China and who were in Italy and who were in Korea and who came here," Cuomo said Wednesday."And I have no doubt that the virus was here much earlier than we even know. And I have no doubt that the virus was here much earlier than it was in any other state. Because those people come here first."President Donald Trump implemented a series of travel restrictions to try to stop that spread. On February 2, the US implemented strict travel restrictions on those who had recently been to China. And on March 11, Trump said he was suspending travel from two dozen European countries, including Italy.Still, those moves were too late to stop the virus from reaching New York because of its heavy travel, Caplan said.New York's heavy travel"sort of made the virus arrive here earlier," he said."It started here faster."First but not lastGiven all those reasons, New York City was always bound to be a hub of rapidly spreading cases. But it is far from the last."We're just early. We will see surges in other places," Caplan said."It's like a rock thrown into a pond and it ripples out," he added."It goes to cities, then suburbs, then rural areas due to population density."Cuomo has warned that New York is the"canary in the coal mine" for the country."It's higher in New York because it started here first, because we have global travelers coming here first, because we have more density than most places, but you will see this in cities all across the country. And you will see this in suburban counties all across the country," he said."We are just a test case." Read more: CNN
Have you been to NYC? Attitude- WE’RE AMERICANS-NOTHING CAN HARM US!!!!!!!!? OOPS SUBWAYS. You don't need an expert to answer this. They have international airports, businesses, and other organizations which causes a lot of international travel. They also are crammed in their like bees in a hive making transmission more likely. The place is also not very sanitary.
Very easy answer. Simply visit New York for a couple of weeks and walk down the massive sidewalks overflowing with people rushing about. Or the crowded subways that are unsanitary. Or the shot gun style bars that are tiny and crammed. That's my guess. Because the NWO UN is based there Because the State and the City are run by Democrats....
Because its a democrats rum shithole. Build a wall around it. And lets get on with our lives!!! BECAUSE THEIR LEADERSHIP IS GARBAGE. The city is impacted more by COVID2019 because it's too densely populated. Que pascuas van a tener sino se ponen las pilas.
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Because Cuomo cannot manage shit. He can ask for all kinds of stuff, but operationally he is unable to effectively manage the situation. He is a loud mouth and that’s about it. Because Cuomo didn’t prepare, he had 3 months of warning from intelligence community. Is that not how it works? Just insert name.
Living in filth for years , NYC has 1 million millionaires and the city still look like a pigs den, subways are a bastion of all kinds of diseases Restaurants are a dumpster of grime , etc etc Because it's TOO diverse. This is a preview to other virus, some even more deadly. These large city with high concentration of people, are a death trap.
Population density The Chinese people are a lot smarter than Trump and this is there first example.BeAware 1 million people died from cancer in the last month. somebody wants us to be afraid of coronavirus. so they will easily obey the whole world... you still don't know why ? here in india we thought USA can do anything...from science to literature....but the hidden secret is this as we can se clearly....
New York sees some signs of progress against coronavirus as New Orleans hit hardGovernor Andrew Cuomo said New York City will close some public streets to vehicles, opening them up to pedestrian traffic to facilitate 'social distancing' to avoid coronavirus infections Wow... It’s a great idea. Wait... closing to vehicles, which are safer, and opening to crowds? I don't understand why he would do that. This. But permanently. Ty.
Because New York city is the gateway to the world with the UN headquarters and so many international links. Democrat ran open borders welcome anyone and everyone illegals or not. That’s a great place to start looking..
Coronavirus Cases in U.S. Rise Sharply, Led by New YorkThe rate of infection for the novel coronavirus accelerated in New York state and the U.S. surpassed 50,000 confirmed cases as more governments around the world initiated lockdowns to limit the pandemic’s spread. America is lying its number by not testing anyone It took 67 days for 100,000 infections ...11 data for next 100,000..and now climbing up rapidly .. ChineseVirus
There are more than 30,000 coronavirus cases in New YorkThere are now at least 30,811 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the state of New York, Gov. Cuomo said at a news conference today. At least 285 people across the state who had tested positive for coronavirus have died, Cuomo added. Cuomo has failed New York. 加油 Reporters need to grilled him hard on the production act today... don’t let him go. Be terrible reporters 😉
COVID-19 Cases in New York Are SurgingIn a news conference, Cuomo said the change in the infection rate is not encouraging. He said one of his forecasters told him, 'We were looking at a freight train coming across the country, and we're now looking at a bullet train.' The RATE is doubling The number of new infections is doubling about every 3 days?
Coronavirus live updates: 192 dead in New York City; NYU offers medical students early graduationChurch leaders in Italy and Brazil pray before photos of the faithful sent in amid social distancing practices to stem the outbreak of COVID-19. No toke over the line... Nothing else to do is to burn!! AtHome Signs you may have a problem.....