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calendar   Tuesday - March 24, 2020

Must Be A Coincidence

Today’s News:

New York City has nearly half the Wuhan virus cases in the country

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a sobering warning to residents on Tuesday as he said that the coronavirus curve hasn’t been “flattened,” and “is actually increasing.” He then cautioned that the apex of the virus could be as many as 14 to 21 days away.

“We projected an apex at 100,000 hospital beds needed, the new projection suggests as high as 140,000 hospital beds will be needed,” he said, adding that New York has 25,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.





Six Weeks Ago:

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Tens of thousands gather to celebrate Chinese New Year in New York City

[ February 9, 2020 ] NEW YORK (AP)—Signs of support for the Chinese city at the center of a global virus outbreak marked floats at the Lunar New Year parade in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

Brightly colored puppets made their way through the New York City streets Sunday in front of crowds of onlookers.

A banner on one float read “Support Wuhan! Let’s fight the virus together!” Another urged, “Wuhan stay strong.”

The coronavirus outbreak that started in China in December has killed more than 800 people and infected more than 37,000 people around the world.

No cases have been identified in New York City.

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“If you’re not here, you’re missing out!”

Nearly 3/4 million Chinese live in the NYC metro area; more than half a million of them live within the 5 boroughs.

The news only gives us numbers. It does not say what groups those numbers belong to. Once in a while we hear about one identified person’s story, or some celebrity who has caught it.

Northern Italy also has a tremendous population of Chinese laborers; nearly half a million of them all told. And they’ve been hit really hard too. That’s probably another coincidence. Nothing to see here, move along.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/24/2020 at 04:22 PM   
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