From: PDX (and now) London, UK
The rate is holding at about 30% increase a day and is fairly consistent. We are doubling detected infections every 3 days. So, 2,000 by the end of Saturday, 4 thousand by Tuesday, 8,0000 by Friday next, 16k, 32k, 64k, ???????????? We need to take steps to slow the rate. At least here in NYC, the steps have been moderate. Some school closings, a single isolation zone. Not good enough. If we close the public schools it will only help a little. Those kids are not going to stay inside but it will help. Subways, commuter rail, events, Broadway, museums, ....we need to take these steps. In related news. My employer, The City of New York, has deemed me "critical personal". Since I work in Public Safety I'm not surprised. I suppose I should pach my toothbrush
I worry in big cities there are so many who will not follow guidelines, but continue to move through, work and in general spread the virus. Some out of lack of understanding, some out of need to make a living, some just because they're brazen and unconcerned that their actions would affect others.
In cities of course these problems magnify due to the close quarters of transport, general crush of people in confined spaces and more large scale events continuing to bring those people together.
Is there a lot of information of how to get tested or seek help if you have symptoms? Is it translated into the appropriate languages? Is testing available to those without medical insurance in NYC?
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill