Mayor Bill DeBlasio of New York City now reports "The number of new virus cases is growing so intensely, it's hard to keep up."  (This is precisely what this web site has warned about for weeks).

Private labs that began running coronavirus tests in New York City on Friday are reporting so many new cases that public officials are having trouble keeping up, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters Tuesday. 

“They’re coming in so intensely now that being able to give you a detailed case breakdown, we’re not in that position to do that at this moment because there are so many coming forward,” de Blasio said, speaking at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. “As of 12 noon Tuesday ... the number of confirmed cases in New York City is 36. That’s 16 new since yesterday and 11 new even since this morning at 7 a.m. when I last spoke about this.”

Almost 2,000 New York City residents are in voluntary isolation while 30 people are in mandatory quarantine, he said. 

COVID-19 has infected more than 173 people across New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters earlier Tuesday. Of that, 108 confirmed cases are in Westchester County, just north of New York City. 

Dr. Mitchell Katz, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, said local hospitals are bracing for an onslaught of COVID-19 cases, adding that local hospitals are preparing to discharge current patients to handle incoming coronavirus patients. 

“We are prepared at Bellevue and all of our hospitals that were we to have many patients with respiratory distress, we would rapidly discharge those patients who are in the hospital now and do not need to be in the hospital because they can be safely cared for at home,”  Katz said. 

In emergencies, they’ll cancel outpatient surgeries and visits, he added. 

New York City officials are waiting on 195 test results; 258 tests have come back negative so far, they said. They are training school nurses to become “disease detectives,” de Blasio said. City officials are also worried about blood shortages as corporations cancel company blood drives.

De Blasio said there was no danger in giving blood.

“We must maintain our supply. At this moment our supply is OK, but we’re concerned we have seen some workplace blood drives canceled. That is a worrisome sign,” he said. 

De Blasio advised New Yorkers against taking cruises of any kind, saying that they are going to start checking passenger temperatures and denying boarding to anyone with a temperature above 100.4 degrees. 

Earlier Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he deployed the National Guard to New Rochelle, a coronavirus hot spot just north of New York City.  Westchester County, where New Rochelle is located, had 108 COVID-19 cases out of the 173 confirmed infections across the state, according to state health department data Tuesday. 

Cuomo compared the number of cases in New York to Washington state, where officials said an outbreak has spread to at least 162 people, killing 22 mostly elderly residents. Across the U.S., at least 25 people have died, but none in New York so far. A man in his 60s died from COVID-19 in Bergen County, New Jersey, state officials confirmed Monday.

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee said the number of COVID-19 cases there could reach 64,000 by May if health officials aren’t able to contain the outbreak now.

The actual number of infections in Washington state right now could be closer to 1,000 or more, and cases in epidemics like this one tend to double every few days, Inslee said, citing infectious disease specialists at a press conference earlier Tuesday.

“If you do that math, it gets very disturbing,” he said. “It gets to a very large number very quickly. If there are 1,000 people infected today, in seven or eight weeks, there could be 64,000 people infected in the state of Washington.”

This suggested to several observers that Washington state may become the first US state to Quarantine its ENTIRE state - suddenly - and for weeks.  


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    jw williams · 2 months ago
    Hey hal. The first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Its 45 minutes from me.
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    jw williams · 2 months ago
    It is what it is.
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    TSlinger · 2 months ago
    It's possible that all you who got flu shots should be concerned:

    "State coronavirus advisor, Hawaii’s Lieutenant Governor, Josh Green, is a medical doctor. He
    currently provides public information to citizens regarding coronavirus preparedness.
    Currently, Dr. Green, and his counterpart in the Department of Health, Hawaii’s chief
    epidemiologist, Dr. Sara Park, has been leveraging the coronavirus emergency to recommend
    influenza vaccines that, according to package inserts and public knowledge, burden citizens’
    immune systems. Green’s deceptive trade misrepresents influenza vaccines as a preventative
    against the coronavirus. Such malpractice is reasonably expected to increase, not reduce,
    morbidity and mortality from the 2019 nCoV/HIV/SARS bioweapon.
    Television commercials nightly herald side effects of drugs and vaccines worsened by
    immunizations. Yet, Green and Park provide media interviews urging people to get flu
    vaccines that are known to compromise, not increase, immune defenses needed against the
    coronavirus. "

    See this- I fear for this man's life:
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      T. Adams · 2 months ago vaccines here for us! We don't trust them. Thanks for the info.
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      · 2 months ago
      Thank you for posting that amazing letter. It confirms many of my suspicions and concerns.
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    Jill Hart · 2 months ago
    64000 in a few weeks is kind of disingenuous be cause the way people think is to stop counting there. The next doubling which is happening every three to four days will be 128000. My sister who lives up in the mountains in Washington says the news ( she suffered through that for us) says they are talking about social distancing not quarantine
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    Ron Staedt · 2 months ago
    Bio weapon doesn’t seem to be used any more? Hal you and yours need to bug out to your Relocation Site ASAP!
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      Joseph Ferreri · 2 months ago
      Let me clarify. Actually it could be considered a bio weapon. Since at least 2015 they been genetically altering a virus to enhance its capabilities. The reasoning behind it could be just study it as outlined in that photo copy of a medical journal or four more nefarious means. I personally do not know.
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      Joseph Ferreri · 2 months ago
      Actually it’s pretty accurate
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    DD7 · 2 months ago
    I want to go food shopping sometime today and then I think I'm going to 'hunker down' only because I want to protect myself from the invisible spread. It's about that time. I have not seen one person wear a mask here in Florida - it's just not a thing yet. I did see my local postal worker wearing gloves, which I also had on. But it feels like staying home by this coming weekend is the right way to protect myself from the elderly who are everywhere in my area. They are elderly, and I have a preexisting condition, not a great combination.
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      C D · 2 months ago
      I find it interesting that no one is infected in Orlando (Disney) by reports. I am calling BS!! Everyone in town is acting like nothing is going on as if the area is protected from the outside world.

      I was at the airport Monday flying home and only seen people at the airport with masks on. Traffic at the airport was WAY WAY down. Mostly business people and not to many tourist like normal.

      It’s about spring break in FL should be interesting to see how many people come down here.
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        Shane Chambers · 2 months ago
        We all know what happens to those in Fantasy Land who Wish Upon A Star.
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        Jill Hart · 2 months ago
        They are just not reported yet. California Disney has reported being infected