According to New York City's most-recent data, 15 new COVID-19 admissions were reported on July 5. The City, a website tracking the virus in NYC with information from the state health department, says the current total number of hospitalizations is 430. Overall, New York State is reporting 844 hospitalizations. … [Read more...] about Rachel Maddow: San Antonio has more COVID-19 hospitalizations than New York City
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About a mile away at 35th Street and 23rd Avenue, MTA crews were out cutting up a downed tree. Authorities say it fell on top of tracks, temporarily suspending the N and W services in both directions between Queensboro Plaza and Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard. … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Fay Causes Flooding, Power Problems Throughout New York City
Inside the hospital, a fraction of the staff was sick, and the sheer volume of the outbreak had overwhelmed employee reserves. Jackson found himself alongside a crew of fellow outsiders, many of whom had limited critical care experience and all of whom were learning workflows and hospital protocols as they went. At times it felt more like a medical mission trip than a two-week stint in the largest public health system in the United States. The situation speaks to a need to plan for how this may happen again, he says, “so at no point are you relying on outpatient providers to manage critically ill patients in makeshift ICUs.” … [Read more...] about As Bay Area reopens, lessons from New York for next wave or next pandemic
While these value trends show that the suburbs are up and Manhattan is down (a little), they indicate nothing like the idea that the pandemic will permanently change the way we live so as to reduce the long-term vitality of New York City and persistently depress real-estate values here. First of all, the shifts in values are not that large, so far. Second, they are not necessarily indicative of any long-run shift in preferences. We may be seeing just a one-time cohort effect: Some people who lived in New York City and intended to leave eventually for the suburbs (or for Florida) want to leave earlier than planned, while the next cohort is not interested in establishing households in New York City any earlier than planned and, in fact, may be delaying those plans a little. That shift in demand, applied to a relatively fixed supply of homes, should push prices up in the suburbs and down in the city for some time. But it doesn’t mean that people’s long-run preferences have … [Read more...] about COVID Is Pushing New York Home Buyers to the Suburbs, a Little
“I got the sense that New Jersey was not enforcing things as strongly as New York is, where Cuomo has cracked down on bars and is wielding more penalties than other governors are, and that’s keeping people in line,” said Rubin. For guidelines and restrictions in other states, what will matter in case counts, he said, is: “Are these just empty threats? Or is there just more teeth to them?” … [Read more...] about How Is New York Having Crazy Parties With No COVID Surge?