Covid in New York City

Is NYC a hot spot?

The population of the city is nearly 10,000,000 and very densely packed with a large number of international residents and visitors.

Assume the effective population is double that over let’s say the course of a month with people from all over the world transiting in and out.

Covid stats

There were 83,780 Flu-Pneumonia deaths in US this season.
To date, 4,059 Covid related deaths.

“Global cases: More than 932,600
Global deaths: At least 46,809
Top 5 countries: United States (213,372), Italy (110,574), Spain (104,118), China (82,361), and Germany (77,872)”
— Johns Hopkins

“Singapore now has 1,000 recorded instances of COVID-19 infection due to an influx of “imported” cases as more residents returned from abroad.

The city-state reported its fourth death related to COVID-19: a 68-year-old Indonesian man, who died on April 2 at 6:43 a.m. local time due to complications.”

Beijing: 442 confirmed cases of Covid-19 by March 16 (population 25 million).
Shanghai: 353 confirmed cases of Covid-19 by March 16 (population 34 million).
Guangzhou: 1,357 confirmed cases of Covid-19 by March 16 (population 25 million).
Hong Kong: 141 confirmed cases of Covid-19 by March 16 (population 7.5 million).

Covid and starvation

“suppress economic activity”

How many deaths will result from the “suppress economic activity” strategy essentially imposed on the world by policy makers in developed countries?

Starvation is already a problem in parts of the world and that means children.

Covid and sheltering-in-place

Will mandatory stay-at-home orders be another bad policy decision? This approach is now group think.

How many seem to get sick almost every time they fly in an airplane? Social distancing is common sense, but densely packed housing makes for easy spread. A hundred people walking the beach, running on a soccer field are much better off than the same hundred hunkered down in an apartment building.

Covid and Trump

Trump should at least consider resigning

Trump must at least consider resigning now as POTUS and running as a private citizen as the GOP candidate in the Nov 2020 election. Let Pence take the lead and the microphone for now.

Powerful forces are lined-up against Trump personally and have been since the 2016 campaign. His administration is caught in the cross-fire.

The Covid fear mongering for example is needlessly scaring the hell out of many people in the US and around the world. The pandemic is complicated many times over as a result.