New York City Health Commission President Mark D. Levine on Saturday cheered a large New York crowd celebrating Joe Biden’s presidential victory, but a day later warned that the city was in the midst “Second wave” of the coronavirus pandemic with cumulative cases and hospitalizations.
“An emotional crowd in Times Square is watching @jbiden & @KamalaHarris make history as an elected President & Vice President,” Levine tweeted on Saturday night. “The Bible of ‘America! USA!'”
The tweet included a video of New Yorkers standing shoulder to shoulder, many not wearing masks, and just about people disobeying social norms.
But less than 24 hours later, Levine̵7;s festive tone changed dramatically when he warned that New York City was not approaching or in danger of a second coronavirus but was in the midst of one.
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“Cases, positive conditions, and hospital admissions are all increasing,” Levine tweeted and added: “It’s time to start rallying New Yorkers – again – to flatten the road. curved. ”
Levine advises that, in order to flatten the second wave of the city, residents should work from home if they can, avoid gathering indoors with people outside of the household and get regular check-ups.
He also advised people to follow the “four core rules” of the coronavirus pandemic: “#WearAMask, wash your hands, stay home if you feel unwell, (and) keep 6 feet apart if possible.”
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“Now we have a lot of advantages in the face of the second wave of NYC that we didn’t have in wave one – widespread mask use, more testing, hospitalization,” Levine writes. get better. “But the risks are still too real now. This is still a deadly and debilitating virus. It is time for NYC to increase again ”.
Fox News reached out to Levine and Mayor Bill De Blasio’s office to seek comment but had not received a response by the time of publication.
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New York was one of the nation’s many major metropolitan cities where the crowds of people, apparently in violation of safety guidelines, celebrated Biden’s victory. Many city leaders on record this year have warned residents to be cautious, notably silent about health issues as they cheer during the celebrations.