Social distancing has flattened the curve, with new daily deaths apparently stabilized or even decreasing, and new hospitalizations with COVID-19 also in obvious decline, just like the number of patients in ICU. To be pray!
The city did not even have to make full use of the additional hospital space added for the emergency, such as the USNS Comfort. New York not only did not lack fans, as had been feared for so long, it also sent fans to other states.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s PAUSE orders and all of New York’s flattening movements made the difference.
What a change from the time when Cuomo (understandably) was swinging: “You choose the 26,000 people who will die” because the authorities only sent 400 vents when the state wanted them 30,000.
“What will I do with 400 fans? Cuomo said then. By giving them, it turns out: 100 each in New Jersey and Michigan and 50 in Maryland, with more luck, I think.
Meanwhile, Rutgers University launched a new COVID-19 test on Wednesday that federal officials have already approved. The new test can work within 25 hours, and patients don’t have to wear a swab stuck in the back of their nose; they just spit in a test tube. “We have been given clear instructions to produce as many as possible,” said Nicholas Melchiaorre, director of the Rutgers ’Clinical Genomics Lab.
Nor is it the only report of new tests, which is great: mass tests are widely seen as vital to allow blockages to end without a new spike in cases, hospitalizations and horror.
We are past the worst, with clear signs that the general public may soon start to leave their apartment and get back to work.
If it is not the beginning of the end, it is at least far, much more than the end of the beginning.