New York City has rising levels of CoVid-19 again, says the new city medical administrator.
“New York City has transitioned to a high COVID alert level, meaning now is the time to double down on protecting ourselves and each other by making choices that can keep our friends, neighbors, relatives and coworkers from getting sick,” said city Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan
Is it not a coincidence that anytime crime spikes in the city we get these pronouncements from non-elected officials that changes the narrative. Remember that 15 people were shot in the city last weekend.
I, for one, is totally done with these mandate-influence statements.
When I travel to work, people ask me, “Why are you not wearing a mask?’ I tell them I am a leader, not a follower. That statement will often cause them to think better of their actions.
New York City on Friday reported a seven-day coronavirus positivity rate average of 9.1% — up from 6.28% recorded at the beginning of May and about 2.75% in early April.
But the city’s hospitalization level is significantly lower than the height of the CoVid-19 pandemic in 2020, when the data showed an astounding 11,277 people were hospitalized in the five boroughs on April 15 that year compared to 715 on May 15 this year.
Hell, going by those numbers there are probably more gun violence victims in city hospitals than CoVid-19 patients.
According to health officials, many of those being reported as positive in hospitals were admitted for other reasons. Statewide, of 2,497 patients who tested positive for CoVid-19 and are currently hospitalized, only 47.5% or 1,185 patients have CoVid-19 complications or illness, data shows.
Nevertheless, we have non-elected officials squawking at us like city Health Commissioner Vasan.
“As a city, we have the tools to blunt the impact of this wave, including distributing tests, masks and promoting treatments,” Vasan said Tuesday morning. “Getting back to low risk depends on everyone doing their part and if we follow guidance, our forecasts anticipate this wave’s peak will not last long.”
For his part our Playboy after Dark mayor said, “We’re not at a point of mandating masks. We’re not at that point yet,” Adams said ay an unrelated press conference. “We’re not at the point of doing anything other than urging New Yorkers — while you’re indoors in large settings, social settings — wear your masks.”
Of course he does no such thing over his travels each night to different “hot spots” in the city.
I’m pretty sure my readership here in the city is tired of the B.S. coming from our government officials about CoVid and everything else.
I don’t want to hear about disinfecting the trains, I want to be able to stand on a subway platform without having to be against a wall or pillar for fear that some knucklehead will push me onto the tracks.
And so it goes in NYC. We are moving back to “do as I say, not what I do” days.