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COVID Cases Rising Among New Yorkers in Their 20s: Mayor

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July 13, 2020 By Allie Griffin

COVID-19 cases are on the rise among young adults in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today.

The rate of coronavirus cases among New Yorkers aged 20 to 29 spiked from less than 30 cases per 100,000 people on June 13 to a number nearing 40 per 100,000 on June 27, according to a graphic de Blasio displayed during his daily briefing Monday.

The rate of cases among New Yorkers aged 30 to 39 also increased slightly last month, the graphic showed.

“Even though we have overall seen a huge reduction in the presence of the coronavirus in this city, we do see one trend that’s worrisome,” de Blasio said, referring to the increased rate among young adults.

The data was unveiled just days after New York City saw no new COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period on Saturday — for the first time since March 13.

“24 hours where no one died — let’s have many more days like that,” De Blasio said today.

He called the news “striking and so moving,” but was cautious to celebrate as coronavirus infections are skyrocketing in other states.

New York City reported zero confirmed coronavirus deaths on Saturday and just one on Sunday, according to City Health Department data.

However, there were three probable deaths linked to COVID-19 on Saturday and one probable death on Sunday, the data shows. The city defines “probable deaths” as people whose cause of death was determined to be coronavirus despite never testing positive or getting tested at all for the virus when alive.

The mayor said the city will “double down” on its effort to reach and educate younger adults on the deadly virus.

The city will create digital media campaigns, utilize messaging from influencers and perform outreach at popular outdoor spots across the five boroughs to target the age group.

“We’re going to do everything to reach younger adults, to remind them they’re not impervious,” he said. “Everyone is susceptible to this disease and of course, everyone could unfortunately spread it to someone else they love.”

De Blasio also further enforced face covering guidance Monday as more and more people return to work. He said face coverings should be worn as much as possible.

(City Hall presentation)

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Pat Macnamara

Forget the corona virus. The rehab industry will see a boom when the pandemic is over. Right now it is a daily block party for these kids-no job to wake up for, a healthy unemployment check every week that they can binge drink and dine out on, zero accountability as they don’t have to pay rent, and they can drink openly on the sidewalk to their heart’s content. It is out of control. Reality will kick in when the Cares act expires, landlords will start taking them to housing court, and they need to start looking for employment. They will be so hooked on their “lifestyle” they won’t be able to function. If government really wanted to control the spread of this disease they would have never opened up the bars and allowed people to exercise in gyms, go to the movies, and other venues with social distancing guidelines that can be enforced on a sober population. No chance in hell you can promote this on a bunch of entitled, spoiled, belligerent drunk millennials.

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Trump says "99%" of COVID cases are "harmless"

Pat Macnamarasict it’s a shame you don’t respect our president. Game show hosts are great at handling pandemics. Besides the lowest employment rate in history.

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Gardens Watcher

Per a new study, Immunity from Covid-19 antibodies may only last months. Meaning you could get the virus today, then recover, and then get it again. So we may never reach herd immunity.

And there’s NO guarantee we’ll have a vaccine. Even if one is developed and proven safe and effective, it would take months for it to become widely available. So until we reach that point, act as if everyone has the virus.

I continue to see people not wearing a mask in public. Or they wear it like a chin guard and then pull it up when they feel like it. Joggers are not exempt. Wake up people! The virus is carried by large and very tiny droplets (aerosols), meaning it is in the air when coughing, or shouting, and also in normal conversation.

This is a pandemic, not a picnic. WEAR A MASK!

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Tired of this

They’re all out drinking and partying in the streets at night. Roll back phase 2. Close the outdoor seating and force them to stop serving by 10pm.

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