New York City Officials Prepare For The Coronavirus | NBC News NOWFeb 18, 2020
President Trump theorized that by April, when it miraculously warms up, the
coronavirusmay be gone. Now, the virus we're talking about has to. You know, a lot of people think that it goes away in April in the heat as the heat kicks in. Usually that will go away and April we are in great shape. I think it is dangerous for any of us in public life to pretend to replace the doctors who know best and present theories that might actually cause people to underestimate the problem we are dealing with. up to date on where we are New York City with
preparedness and prevention for the virus novels we don't know exactly how people get this we don't know the full effect but I'll tell you what we have an amazing public health apparatus here in New York City and what became clear to me was that it was really about telling the people of our
citythat this is something we can handle, but that they need to follow the ground rules that we checked with those health
officialsto see how the imminent threat of an outbreak of the corona virus has affected their daily responsibilities.
What does the average New Yorker need to know about the current virus? The risk to New Yorkers remains very low, but the
prepared and very prepared to respond if the press escalates and issues a proclamation to quarantine all people coming from WHO by province for 14 days and then the rest. from mainland China would do it in home quarantine and what I have been doing to support the Department of Health With this, we have identified a quarantine facility where we can transport passengers and then we have developed and helped design a plan to support all comprehensive services, laundry, food for everything you may need while you are in that quarantine situation, our next stop.
It was the esteemed Bellevue Hospital Center where we learned about the differences and similarities between the
coronavirusand traditional strains of influenza. The Kota virus is part of a family of known viruses. There are four strains that we commonly see here in New York City and around the world. country that caused the flu and the symptoms may be very familiar if you have traveled to affected areas in China and are not feeling well and have returned in the last 14 days call your health care provider and get tested using the mask is to protect the person and how does that having a mask in place does not protect them but prevents them from spreading the virus to others.
How are you helping New Yorkers prevent the stigma associated with this infection? this outbreak is due to a virus, not due to a group of people, fear is not an excuse to spread further spread and spread misinformation. Finally, we spoke with special pathogens expert Dr. Madan who discussed how government support was lacking, the effects of outbreak research, response, and treatment. China has blocked many of its borders, and the United States is doing so to some extent. What is the logic? that these kinds of travel bans and restrictions haven't worked because one of the things we don't want to do is take away the trust of the public and therefore if people are afraid to come forward it's going to be more difficult for public health to do anything contact tracing tell us a bit about antiviral drugs that could treat disease but are not readily available for corona virus sadly it's one of those games of is there not a market for that?
There is a great exaggeration at the beginning. and then it dissipates so there needs to be political will and financial support could we prevent future epidemics future special pathogens so these kinds of events are natural but what we can do is if we invest in them we can reduce the level human? reduce the economic cost and the social cost that it costs Honda countries in general, then we will be able to respond faster, better and more efficiently. This shouldn't stop you from getting on with your life. eat I'm going to do that today until we fully know how to handle this virus we have to assume it's going to be with us for a long time we have to assume it can throw curveballs at us and be on a vigilante state as a city as a nation until this crisis is over, hey NBC News viewers thanks for watching our YouTube channel please subscribe by clicking that button here and click on any of the videos here for the latest interviews, featured shows and digital exclusives thanks for watching
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