NYC residents should cover face when in public, mayor says

Clay Curtis
April 7, 2020

New York City has 57,159 cases - almost a quarter of the confirmed cases in the country.

Tenpenny (Class of 2005), director of worldwide health with Samaritan's Purse, is leading a 72-member team that opened an emergency field hospital in Central Park on Tuesday, March 31.

He claims the necessity for this makeshift burial website stems from the truth that town morgue - together with the hospital morgues and extra refrigerated trailers getting used in the course of the pandemic - are all full or near full ... and funeral houses and cemeteries are overburdened, as nicely. Now there are 200 to 215 a day.

Cuomo, the NY state governor, reported that the coronavirus death toll in the worst hit USA state had risen to 4,758 from around 131,000 cases, but added that the daily total of deaths had been "effectively flat for two days", representing a "possible flattening of the curve" and an apex of the NY outbreak.

Hours later, in an attempt to clarify his remarks, Levine said it is only a contingency that New York City officials are preparing, but it might not be necessary if the city's COVID-19 death rate drops.

Levine writes the city hospital morgues are filled up.

Levine then revealed that New York City will likely use a park for "temporary interment" in order to avoid the grim scenes out of Italy.

With hospitals still in dire need of medical equipment, including ventilators, Cuomo said he was signing an executive order authorizing the state to seize and redistribute equipment and supplies from hospitals and private-sector companies that did not immediately need them.

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U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, who represents the part of Queens suffering the most, said many of her constituents do not have the luxury of staying home to self-quarantine.

Of course, these brazen New Yorkers aren't alone.

Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters: "We will have the capacity for temporary burials - that's all I'm going to say".

De Blasio, asked about the city's capacity to accommodate the dead, said, "I just don't want to go into detail because I don't think it's a great thing to be talking about publicly, but we have the capacity we need".

"We have no plans right now to bury anyone in city parks", Worthy-Davis said.

"Mount Sinai is grateful to Stop & Shop and other business partners who are joining us in this fight against this pandemic". "We thank you for supporting our community as we work to save as many lives as possible during this crisis".

Javier H. Valdés, co-executive director of the anti-poverty group Make the Road New York, added that in communities like Corona and Elmhurst "far too many residents lack access to adequate health care and live in overcrowded conditions".

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