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Wuhan Virus Watch: New York begins to slowly reopen its economy

Wuhan Virus Watch: New York begins to slowly reopen its economy

Georgia and Florida COVID-cases declining as their reopening expands. Doctor who called for long lockdown now wants reopening of the country. New British models suggest virus will be wiped out in June.

Today’s update starts with great news for the nation: New York, which has been slammed hardest by the Wuhan Coronavirus, has begun to reopen…at least its beaches and specific regions of the state.

No indication, yet, that Governor Andrew Cuomo will be accused of experimenting in human sacrifice due to the decision.

Cuomo has freed 5 specific areas of the state, allowing them to enter Phase One of the economic reopening process.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the stay-at-home order enacted to help halt the spread of the coronavirus will remain in place until May 28, with the exception of a handful of areas around the state that have met benchmarks for reopening.

In an executive order issued late Thursday, Cuomo said five regions in the state — Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier and the North Country — could move into phase one of reopening.

The order also extended several emergency “suspensions” and “modifications” of laws through June 13.

Under the first phase of reopening, some industries previously deemed nonessential, including construction, manufacturing and wholesale trade, can begin to resume some normal operations, so long as they adhere to safety metrics as prescribed by the state Department of Health. These include wearing face masks in public and maintaining social distancing of a least 6 feet.

Also, New York has joined several other states in the region to reopen beaches in time for Memorial Day.

In a multi-state plan with New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware, Cuomo said shuttered shorelines would reopen at 50 percent capacity with restrictions such as closed picnic areas and no volleyball or football allowed.

“What one state does will affect other states,” he said during his daily Albany press briefing. “We want what’s best for New Yorkers. It’s not in New York’s best interest to have New Yorkers to go to a New Jersey beach.”

Still that’s as Cuomo also extended the state’s stay-at-home order to June 13, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he’ll “pull the brakes” on beach openings if coronavirus cases go back up.

Georgia’s flat coronavirus numbers after reopening suggests ‘America can begin to return to normal’

On the other hand, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was accused of “experimenting in human sacrifice” when he began the bold reopening of his statebold reopening of his state in late April…nail salons and tattoo parlors included.

Kemp chose wisely.

Georgia’s success in reopening its economy should serve as an example to leaders across the country who are hesitant to lift their coronavirus-induced lockdown orders, Tucker Carlson said Thursday.

The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host praised Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who last week reported that his state had its lowest number of hospitalized coronavirus patients since hospitals began reporting in early April. The good news came just days after Kemp moved forward with his reopening plan, despite strong opposition from leaders on both sides of the aisle.

…There are still sick people in the state and some of them will die, but as of tonight, Georgia’s numbers, the actual numbers, are no worse than the national average. And that tells us a lot,” the host argued. “We should be thrilled by this news because it suggests that America can begin to return to normal, restore rights stolen from the population, maybe treat citizens like adults once again, and not court medical disasters.”

Restaurants in Florida can open with 50% capacity starting Monday, and gyms can reopen as well

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was decried as a “pandemic denier” for opening up sections of his stater in late April as well. Now, restaurants are steadily returning to normal.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis loosened restrictions on restaurants, stores and gyms Friday as part of his plan to reopen the state.

DeSantis was at Ascension St. Vincent’s in Riverside, alongside hospital administrators and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, to announce his next step in reopening Florida.

He said positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths were down, and that it’s time to get back to some normal activities safely.

For the first time since March, gyms can be open, if they follow strict guidelines, starting Monday. Also, restaurants will be able to operate at 50% capacity.

Doctor who called for long lockdown now wants reopening of the country

Given the success Georgia and Florida have had, and upon realizing all of the unintended consequences of extending the lockdown beyond “flattening the curve”, one doctor who championed the idea of prolong shutdowns has changed his mind.

Dr. Marty Makary, a surgeon and a professor of health policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, is now promoting a plan to safely reopen the country.

As circumstances have evolved, so has my thinking. We have survived the surge in hospitalized cases and suffered immense economic trauma. The full lockdown made sense weeks ago. But the situation is changing, and more data on the virus are now available to inform our next steps. The choice before us isn’t to fully lock down or to totally reopen. Many argue as though those are the only options.

As a physician, I firmly believe that the primary goal of our reopening strategy should be to maximize the number of lives saved. But virus mitigation can take many forms, ranging from effective to excessive. Extreme forms of mitigation can have diminishing returns. Projections of the death toll produced by the current economic shutdown are often politically motivated, but the effects on human life are real.

The doctor’s plan includes spending more time outside and actually isolating only the vulnerable population.

New British models suggest virus will be wiped out in June

This update will wrap up on an extremely positive note: A new British model suggests, based on actual data and experience, the coronavirus will be wiped ot in June.

Fewer than 24 people are catching coronavirus each day in London, new modelling suggests, with forecasts predicting the virus could be wiped out in the capital within a fortnight.

Analysis by Public Health England (PHE) and Cambridge University calculates that the ‘R’ reproduction rate has fallen to 0.4 in London, with the number of new cases halving every 3.5 days.

If cases continue to decrease at the current rate, the virus will be virtually eliminated in the city by the end of the month, raising questions about whether strict lockdown measures would need to continue.


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The fear already planted about this whole disease is that if you get it, you will die. That underlying fear is the driving force behind keeping us locked down, “social distancing” and face masks outside and in stores. What isn’t discussed is that getting the disease now, probably means you will be uncomfortable for a day or two, or go to the doc for HCQ treatment regime. I will take my chances with my health, over 65 with co-morbids, and I respectfully request the government go back to guaranteeing my liberty.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to mrtomsr. | May 16, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    US is Dramatically Overcounting Coronavirus Deaths

    On top of the many reasons already outlined in the story, as Project Veritas pointed out, some deaths are being classified as coronavirus, because some don’t want to go into a homes where people have died alone and risk getting the virus, so they are just classifying some people as coronavirus whether they are or not.

    Weazil Zippers

    Jackie in reply to mrtomsr. | May 17, 2020 at 6:27 am

    I’m over 65 and had the virus. I had no symptoms. I wouldn’t be surprised if the number of people who were exposed to Covid is much higher than thought. There was a period where we were told not to wear masks and there were people like me, who had no symptoms were living our lives. Shopping, go to restaurants, etc. People need to go back to work.

    Jackie in reply to mrtomsr. | May 17, 2020 at 6:28 am

    I’m over 65 and had the virus. I had no symptoms. I wouldn’t be surprised if the number of people who were exposed to Covid is much higher than thought. There was a period where we were told not to wear masks and there were people like me, who had no symptoms were living our lives. Shopping, go to restaurants, etc. People need to go back to work.

Sorry, should have added this too

    Connivin Caniff in reply to mrtomsr. | May 16, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Great youtube, thanks. Hydroxychloroqine is the AK47 of resistance to these two-bit tyrants: Cheap, reliable and effective.

      gospace in reply to Connivin Caniff. | May 16, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      We can’t forget making sure everyone has adequate Vitamin D levels in them, something that’s cheap, effective against many URIs, been known for a long time from multiple studies, and ignored by the medical bureaucracy.

      Low levels are known to be contributory to, or a sign of (cause and effect may be in play), many diseases, yet isn’t commonly measured.

2smartforlibs | May 16, 2020 at 10:38 am

HOLD THE PHONE! I thought it was the end of the world as we know it, especially if we reopened.

    The Wuflu would kill us all were it not for the fact that the end of Net Neutrality already killed the entire human race. Before that global warming murdered everyone on planet. And before that runaway global cooling obliterated all of humanity. And before that Reagan slaughtered us all in a nuclear war. And before that ….

I live in Westchester County NY which saw quite a number of COVID cases in major hub towns here, New Rochelle and Yonkers. Unfortunately that’ll mean the entire county will be among the last to open businesses even tho a vast majority of Westchester, especially Northern Westchester, is very rural, and no cases have been identified. I’d rather the governor take it town by town than county by county. And first, open the hair salons. Please!!!!

    persecutor in reply to EOS. | May 16, 2020 at 11:15 am

    And thanks to the massive illegal alien population packing people into rentals out here on the East End of Long Island, as well as the Covidiots from the City flocking to their summer homes, Suffolk County will probably not see a reopening of any appreciable magnitude until maybe July!?
    On a happier note, Fredo’s brother has been notified that he is a finalist in the 2020 Josef Mengele Award which is given to the person who most demonstrates a spirit for medical research; other finalists this year also include Governors Wolf and Murphy for their contributions to geriatric medicine.

Ms. Eastman, thanks for today’s edition of WVW.Ms. Eastman, thanks for today’s edition of WVW. ?

“Fewer than 24 people are catching coronavirus each day in London, new modelling suggests, with forecasts predicting the virus could be wiped out in the capital within a fortnight.”

Not a believer in models, but this makes better sense – The virus was there well before anyone knew (last year) and had already worked its way through most of the population unnoticed. This is the tail end of it….

Big scam. Big political prices need to be paid.

Connivin Caniff | May 16, 2020 at 11:38 am

Hydroxychloroquine + Z-Pack + Zinc treatment is a very inexpensive, easily administered, safe and effective treatment for early Covid-19 infection, but there is a large scale Major Media and Swamp bureaucratic suppression of its efficacy. Why? Because it is the magic bullet that annihilates any and all justification for closings and stay-at-home orders. It turns any outbreaks into minor brush fires that can be immediately and effectively extinguished. No outbreaks = no need for tinpot fascist governors or mayors. In short, it is the key to freedom. Can’t have that!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Connivin Caniff. | May 16, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Several real expert epidemiologists with a lifetime of experience, have also stated that is an effective preventive.

    Break out the gin and tonics!

Los Angeles has more tests available than people who need one
from article
LOS ANGELES – With ample coronavirus tests and not enough sick people seeking them, the mayor of Los Angeles recently did something on a scale no other major U.S. city had done — allow anyone with or without symptoms to be tested as often as they want.
A website to book a test was quickly swamped by residents in the nation’s second-largest city and the surrounding county who couldn’t get tested under more stringent guidelines and were concerned they were infected or could be asymptomatic carriers unwittingly exposing others.

But despite overbooking to compensate for a third of the people who didn’t show up, the city still has thousands of tests that aren’t being used each week, according to figures provided to The Associated Press by the mayor’s office.

Let’s talk about Cuomo- the media darling is flying all over NY State in the nice new helicopter he said the State Police needed to fight crime. The legislature made some noises, but were crushed. When he’s not flying, he’ll drive around in FDR’s 1932 Packard, which he appropriated from the former President’s museum, sent out of state for restoration and keeps it as a plaything.

Now, flanked by the detested sign-language guy, he lies in 2 languages. Upstate New York (the part of the state where he wants to eradicate Republicans) has seen virtual closure of all healthcare businesses. For the first time in our lifetimes, a New York doctor or nurse or x-ray technician cannot find work. Patients needing a lump diagnosed, or a follow up CT scan have to go without. A telephone visit for your herniated disc, what exactly does this accomplish?

So while a few hospitals in bright blue cities are raking in the dough, the rest of the State’s healthcare professionals and patients are suffering. Every citizen who can should be screaming and marching and calling and protesting. We have constitutional rights, his executive orders are not laws. It appears we’re not going to get our freedom back back unless we do something, so…..

If you look at Inslee’s plan for Washington, the “experts” believe the virus will be under control when the free federal UI money runs out in late July.

Funny how that modeling works.

Katy L. Stamper | May 16, 2020 at 2:37 pm

As long as there are adequate hospital beds/ventilators, areas should be open. Period.


Unprecedented for inarguably good reasons.

    mrtomsr in reply to Katy L. Stamper. | May 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Because our healthcare networks all have policies and procedures in place for various infection disease processes, medical directors to mandate specifics and compliance experts for all internal workings, not bringing the hospitals back fully online now shows again how this is not about a virus as much as it is about an upcoming election.

Another Voice | May 16, 2020 at 4:31 pm

Following this weekends threads I see that on a a few there seems to be the consensus that the name of reference to this virus should now be referred to as the “New York City Virus” so the country will know from where it wen unchecked and had the window of time and ignorance for the ability to spread to all states. Perhaps this is a result of the leadership (-not-) which Cuomo and de Blasio have demonstrated from as recent as mid April. Cuomo is now in salvage mode, de Blasio is so thick he hasn’t even left the gate.

    Another Voice in reply to Another Voice. | May 16, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    On that same note a “turnabout is fair play” piece of news out Calif., the city of Atwater just declared itself a sanctuary city for businesses, and will allow everything to re-open. That’s basically pulling out a glove and slapping the governor across the face multiple times. Perhaps Cuomo was reading news feeds last week when he saw what peaceful rebellion looks like.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 16, 2020 at 4:33 pm

May 14, 2020
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Leave it closed. Who needs it?

BierceAmbrose | May 16, 2020 at 9:39 pm

“NY State is slowly embracing state-wide, some policies that fit the situation n preferences of downstate.”

Upstate. Downstate. The whole state, run out of Albany to please Manhattan Mavens, regardless of how that fits anywhere else.

Governmor Soprano doesn’t seem to get that plenty of people go out of their homes to *not engege* with other people. Most of the state is not the sheep dip of other people’s ventings of a subway.

Maybe he should get out more.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 17, 2020 at 10:32 pm

James Woods
#KillerCuomo and other Democrat vermin shoehorn infected #CoronaVirus carriers into nursing homes, slaughtering thousands of elderly, yet they release rapists and child molestors from prisons to “protect them.” Difference? Elderly vote Republican, criminals vote Democrat