Here We Go Again: NYC Enters ‘High’ COVID-19 Alert Level, Health Chief Warns Public To ‘Cover Nose And Mouth’
Americans may be putting COVID-19 behind them as the federal government relaxes unconstitutional mandates.
COVID has virtually disappeared as a major concern for Americans, according to a newly published Pew survey.
But as the next federal election nears, we can expect Democrats to ramp up COVID-19 fear-mongering to widen their prospects of successfully stealing it again.
The New York City Health Department transitioned the Big Apple into a “high” COVID-19 alert level on Tuesday and urged the public to return to wearing masks in indoor venues.
While masks are unhygienic and do nothing to block the transmission of aerosols like coronavirus, Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan is imploring New Yorkers to stay “safe” by wearing dirt rags across their faces again.
“Regular home testing and wearing masks indoors, especially while cases rise, is the best way to keep yourself and your community safe,” Vasan tweeted. “I advise all New Yorkers to mask up indoors, especially if you’re unvaccinated, have not had your booster, or are in a high-risk category.”
Regular home testing and wearing masks indoors, especially while cases rise, is the best way to keep yourself and your community safe.
I advise all New Yorkers to mask up indoors, especially if you’re unvaccinated, have not had your booster, or are in a high-risk category.
— Commissioner Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD (@NYCHealthCommr) May 16, 2022
Vasan also issued an advisory underscoring the necessity of masking up.
“All individuals, regardless of vaccination status or past COVID-19 infection, should wear a mask at all times when indoors and in a public setting, including at groceries, building lobbies, offices, stores, and other common or shared spaces where individuals may interact such as restrooms, hallways, elevators, and meeting rooms,” Vasan wrote. “This is particularly important in settings with people who may not be vaccinated or consistently wear masks, or where ventilation is poor.”
“All masks should cover the nose and the mouth and rest snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face. Higher-quality masks, such as KN95 and KF94 masks and N95 respirators, can offer an additional layer of protection,” the advisory continues. “Wearing a cloth mask over a disposable mask and knotting the ear loops to tighten masks are additional techniques to improve fit and protection.”
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. https://t.co/IqEa4Pts7G
— Commissioner Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD (@NYCHealthCommr) May 17, 2022
According to NYC’s color-coded coronavirus alert level guidelines, the health department also advises city residents to “limit gatherings to small numbers.”
As New York City health officials attempt to exploit the manufactured pandemic again, the high alert warning is evidently unwarranted.
COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths reportedly remain relatively low, the New York Post reports:
The announcement comes exactly two weeks after health officials raised the Big Apple’s alert level from “low” to “medium” as cases climbed and had crossed the threshold of a rate of 200 cases per 100,000 people.
After the May 2 elevation, when the seven-day average positivity rate in the five boroughs was 7.17%, the figure increased to 8.03% eight days later, according to the most recent city data available. That expected heightened alert came after the positivity rate soared from just over a 1% positivity rate at the beginning of March to over 6% by the end of April.
But from May 2 to May 10, coronavirus-induced hospitalizations declined from a 71-person weekly average to 54 as deaths remained static, the health department stats show.
Democrats never let a crisis go to waste.
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Author: Alicia Powe