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For now, @NYGovCuomo keeps the balance of #BePreparedNotPanicked. He is keeping the public informed and is resisting mass closures. Even in New Rochelle, Westchester that has a cluster of cases, Cuomo is focused on crowd limitation; not a mass lockdown. I hope it holds.
I did'n't know this from the headlines (of course not because it will reduce panic), but buried in a NYT item about crowd reductions in New Rochelle is that @NYGovCuomo announced it Tuesday but it goes into force Thursday. This gave people 36-48 hours for palnning. That's good.
I hope that if there will be any mass lockdowns as in Italy, government leaders such as @NYGovCuomo @BilldeBlasio and the @CDCgov (cc @VPPressSec) will give people enough time to prepare. A good 72-96 hours. This will be chaotic enough, but any narrower window will be MAYHEM!
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This is the number in a mild-to-average flu season in the US. (37,000 deaths over 6 months. Many years it is 60K).

Context? TOTAL #CoronavirusUSA deaths as of now is 31.

Point? #BePreparedNotPanicked. Shutting down live and crashing the economy makes no sense.
GM Panicked America. It's 11 days since an infected person made the rounds at CPAC and there still isn't a mass contagion from it. You know why? For the same reason that 96% of those tested in South Korea for Corona do not have it. #BePreparedNotPanicked
#BePreparedNotPanicked here means reduce exposure to large crowds, avoid touching public surfaces, wash hands often, be ware of the raw Corona numbers and also how it compares/contrasts to other viruses. Also, buy foods/goods for two weeks in case gov decides to lock you down.
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Swine flu killed 12,469 people in the US from mid 2009 to mid 2010. Do you recall market meltdowns and OMG coverage of it daily? I don't. Globally a few hundred thousand people died. 2009 was the start of an economic recovery yet now we are potentially having an economic plunge.
Swine Flu killed on average 34 people a day from April 2009 to April 2010 per the CDC. Basically, three days of Swine Flu had more DEATHS than the total current #CoronaVirus cases in the US. Can Corona get worse than current levels? Sure but it is not anywhere close to it.
Coronavirus is not anywhere close to Swine Flu levels so I am not sure why people are spreading panic about it. Even if it reaches those levels, there was no OMG WE ARE DYING tone in mid 2009 during Swine. The economy in fact got out of a recession mid 2009 despite Swine Flu!
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