How New Yorkers Are Coping With Coronavirus | NYT News

How New Yorkers Are Coping With Coronavirus | NYT News


“We’re going to put out
an executive order today. New York State on pause — only essential businesses
will be functioning. 100% of the workforce
must stay home. This is the most drastic
action we can take.” “Everything is
uncharted territory. Nobody knows what’s
going to happen in the news any minute.” “I think I’ve been
asking a lot of how we could have prevented this.” “Am I going to see
another depression like my grandfather
saw in the 1920s?” “Over the past few days,
New York City has taken a lot of
important measures. I’m just worried it came
a little bit too late.” “I think I’m scared of
having to see more death and from reading stories
from abroad, having to make decisions about resources. And I’m worried
people in my life are going to die from it. A few days ago, I had to
watch a patient basically slowly die. I just felt helpless. This is the first time I’ve
really seen people that I truly don’t know how to help. And they are coming in
so sick that everything I’m used to doing
to be able to treat them, I can’t really do.” “How was your day off, Mich?” “It was emotional,
to say the least.” “Why?” “It’s just, like, the hospital
has been insane. And every hour, like,
things are changing. So it’s just, like,
trying to keep up with that while trying to
read about what I should be treating these people with,
while people are rolling in the worst — I don’t know. They say in 18 days it’s
supposed to get really bad. I guarantee you
tomorrow we’re going to have like 1,000 more. The numbers are
going to go up.” “That’s no problem at all. Thank you very much. That’s very nice. Thank you. Sounds good. See you then. Bye. Well, I have been working. A lot of people are not,
which is hard. This place used to
have 30 employees, and on Sunday we let
go of 90% of the staff. We want to reopen so we
can rehire people, you know? It was really hard
to let everyone go. These are people that
are at the level, they’re not wealthy,
you know? This is a very harsh reality. And actually what the job is,
is smiling through stress. And this is hard
to smile through.” [Rain falling] “It’s go time here at
the community kitchen. This is the time where
we have to ramp up our services to be
very sensitive to how people are feeling. People are coming to
us feeling vulnerable. They maybe work in the
restaurant industry. People who work in Broadway and in a lot of the
behind-the-scenes, they’re coming here saying, well, I don’t have work. So those industries
are the folks that are the first ones that
we’re seeing come through. But we’re preparing to see
more people come through in need.” “All programming
at the senior center is suspended for
the next two weeks. Stay safe and
have a good day.” “So this is not
business as usual. We don’t know what’s
coming up if people have to stay in their homes
for a longer period of time. And we want to make sure
people are getting food, especially since a lot of
industries are out of work. We are expecting a
lot of new people, and we are going to be
ready to receive them. This is all very new for them,
and some of them are feeling guilt or shame coming to an emergency
food program. So we have to remember that
we do this all the time, but for them, it’s
something new and something that they feel
anxious about doing. We’re just getting
them registered. They’re getting food. That’s our main priority is
people are getting food.” [Sighing with exasperation] “I’m not supposed
to touch my face. Hold on a second.” “I have prepared
myself already, mentally, multiple times,
to go back to Oregon and leave this entire
beautiful dream behind me. So many people, including
many of my friends, are working at bars,
at restaurants, which are now closed. And now we’re all
at home, wondering, Can we make it another month? Can our families afford to
pay their mortgages at home? Do we just need to
go back and start working, just so we can help
our own families, the people that we love the most, stay in
the homes that we grew up in? It’s hard to think
that my mom or my dad are never going
to see retirement. The best things that we can
do right now as a community is just to give ourselves
over to something that brings us true happiness. Because right now,
it feels like it’s about to get very desperate.” “This is only something
that we can get through if we’re working together. There will be so
much suffering, unnecessary suffering, if we’re not really
looking out for each other and if we only think about
ourselves and our well-being. We have to be thinking
about each other.” [Birds chirping]

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  • The New York Times says:

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  • StillWaters NightSky says:

    Here in India…. The govt has released packages that allows the poor to be fed. The homeless on the roads.. And I also see updates on insurances assured to the med staff who are working tirelessly risking their lives. A few organisations in one state is going about distributing food packets to daily wage earners and the homeless who have not been able to reach their villages because of a country wide lock down until Apr 15th .
    And I just saw a vid where the govt issued a statement of no loan monthly payments for 3 months… Still a lot needs done here… However this is a start…..
    So far basic essentials are available….. Streets are empty never expected we'd ever see it in our lifetime…. But here we are…. Nature does have a strong message to us humans… And yes, we are all worried everywhere in the world… But I am hopeful, more than the governments, rely on each other….. I cannot but be philosophical here, this is out of our control, but this is the time to be more than ever compassionate. Somehow, kindness, sharing will prevail….
    My heart goes out to you. This too shall pass.

  • seeyouagain911 says:

    It's hard to feel sorry for New Yorkers. I bet a lot of them were initially laughing at those who were taking the virus seriously. This is what cockiness and The 'I am from New York' attitude gets you. Some people need to learn the hard way.

  • seeyouagain911 says:

    03:12 The woman makes it seem like she is only concerned about her staff losing their job when in reality the reason why she is crying is because she is losing money. Another white woman trying to make herself look like an angel.

  • Tae Tae Ate My Potato says:

    Our country Myanmar (Burma) reduce 2000 workers not to come to works after they found out two cases. One from UK and from US. Luckily these two patients cure quickly. Still government forces all hospitals to test everyday. In malls where securities check every customers at every entrances.

    Edited: Rip to all doctors and nurses in China who saved and help every patients. They risk their lives for people. And also Rip to all of those who lost their lives. I pray everyday this end quickly

  • Notice that no one are wearing masks under current serious situation where it's proven that droplets & aerosol can transmit. I wonder if US CDC has communicate the essentials with the Americans.

  • Can I ask a questioni to someone from the USA?
    I'm italian so I'm not well aware of how your healtcare sistema works.
    If someone Who Is homeless caches the virus, Will they be cured or quarantined or they will be allowed to go around and spread the disease?

  • Times coverage of the Democratic primary, Trump and Russia Gate has been so intentionally bad this year that I can't ever take what the times says about corona serious.

    The times is a joke.

  • 5:03 Be strong sweetie… You are to me a superhero… Will look out for you again once we hv gone thru this big test.

  • Rimbaud Junior says:

    Through the whole Deluge of wash your hands and stay home being jumped in our heads incessantly a lot of people don't realize that to a person their job is their whole world and their identity. When you are trapped at home even for the best of reasons you feel like a caged animal and you're forced to do some self-reflection that sometimes you're not at all mentally equipped for. I guess the end will justify the means but people are going to come out of this extremely rattled

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  • We Westerners need deliverance from the hedonistic fantasy of our sanitized, cocoon-like existence. Perhaps the aftermath will compels us all toward something transcendent and substantial. But for most our tragically short memories will sabotage the process.

  • IXSuicideXI Gaming says:

    This Is Basically The Division 1 Video Game In Real Life With The "Dollar Flu". In That Game It Was A Manufactured Virus And Was Released And Killed Millions. Its Similar In The Sense That The Chinese Communist Party Made A Bio Weapon That Got Away From Them…

  • There are people out here NOT AT ALL heeding the order. There are people out there getting into fist fights, breaking into homes, people are being robbed at gunpoint. I stepped outside last night to get my baby diapers and it felt like the purge in my area of Brooklyn.

  • help a friend if you can , I tipped the lady at the grocery store $20 today , told her by herself a nice bottle of wine . That's the first time I've been in contact with anyone , other than my own family at home in 3 weeks . If you can hunker down , do it , it will save lots of lives . Cheers from Canada ,, stay safe my fellow humans

  • Donald Trump-The Worst President in the human history. Incompetent US gavorment letting citizen die. Johns Hopkins:Up to 2 MILLION COVID-19 Cases in USA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozGMjRcHk_E

  • Trump called the coronavirus a hoax and basically said,
    “it’s just the flu, bro.” Now he is lying and saying that he always took it
    seriously. He is pivoting towards xenophobia and racism to blame Chinese
    people, and by extension, all Asian Americans too. We’re his scapegoats.

  • Donald Trump lied repeatly. China already informed WHO on 31-12-2019. China Mr Xi contacted Trump on 3rd January 2020 and warned Trump regarding a very dangerous unknown virus in China.

  • Ladies since u r free don’t forget to send Bobs and vegana before u go up. We Indians here r very healthy and still lockdown so can use them.

  • From how fast this virus spread in this world, i know this is a hand made virus, this virus is too powerfull and too fast to spread if this is just a natural virus !!

  • it's crazy how easily you can break people and make them fall under your control with a fake virus scare…good job Illuminati

  • I think this pandemic will hit the US particularly hard compared to the rest of the world. In other countries they are able to set aside their political and ethnic differences and focus on defeating this virus. Different story in the US. Add that to the total incompetence of its leaders (many of which don't even believe in science) and you are left with a very scary situation.

  • Jennifer Walsh says:

    You could prevent all this by stop voting for leaders who are invited you on a Parade couple of weeks ago!!!! Wake up PEOPLE

  • Prayers are with you all. Everyone who is helping others out. much love.
    True happiness does not come from Earthly `things.` but Jesus. We are all being tested all of us can see and feel what the devil wants, and that is for us to be afraid, not to trust that we can get through this.
    People we can get through this, just do not be frightened about going to the Lord and having a sincere chat with him.
    Jesus and God are not the ones who brought the virus but certainly are there with us, never leaving in our times of need.

  • Why are citizens still asking "what could we of done to prevent this" I truly don't understand where that confusion and delusion is coming from…we did nothing,this mess happened from two major parties both will not accept responsibility.
    1)Our Government failed us, besides Trump acting far too late,pretending like things were fine and now taking credit for literally nothing while spread g terrible misguided medical information but you can't talk about that cause according to Trump Supporters he can do no wrong even while he failed to act but bedsides him…our government is partly responsible for what's happening. We give billions to our military yet left our medical staff complete wide open which was unacceptable…people it's not like we didn't have example to draw from, from SARS and MERS this is unacceptable on all levels,there is and cannot be a reason as to why our medical community was so under prepare and as a sort to slightly balance the work load a lot of people have to die I think we're at 26 thousand reaching 27 by the end of today. Worse our doctors and nurses are getting sick from treating sick people and as a resort are refusing many patients or need medical attention,a woman dies yesterday because she was told your not sick enough to be treated,ambulance was there with her to check on her while she was on.the ground having difficulties breathing. Make no mistake we didn't cause this crash in medical care. Thank your government for not being prepared
    2)China: Listen I hate Trump,supporters of him and the left…but Trump's right this is the Chinese virus, people actually got upset and tried defending that factual statement this cake from China and they failed to tell the world,worse their withholding information on their cases which could be a big help,they failed to shut down wet markets which should of been a top responsible since SARS came from that, they threatened the doctor who spotted this outbreak,spied and silenced many citizens…they are monsters who broke the world, both their government and their own citizens only if they worked at these wet markets.

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  • Churches, mosques, etc. all closed, learning places closed, children (little angels) not or hardly affected, biggest places of worships closed. What's the message? God is angry with us. We must do good to humanity and love each other.

  • priscilla 2012 says:

    Where are and what are those few people who owns most of the wealth on this planet doing to help the needy, provide ppe to the doctors and nurses, whom alot are going without :-SS

  • And while people die the DEMOCRATS GAVE THEMSELVES A RAISE IN THEIR ADJUSTED BILL! Also MILLIONS TO RESETTLE ISLAMIC REFUGEES IN OUR COUNTRY, GIVE KENNEDY CENTER A HUGE SLUSH FUND, MILLIONS FOR PBS, NPR, MILLIONS FOR OTHER COUNTRIES AND TONS OF OTHER PORK! The original senate bill before PELOSI flew in from vacation was without pork……
    PELOSI GAVE CONGRESS A FREAKING RAISE!

  • My prayers go out to your patients. Medical staff are truly heroes. Your commitment …wow. love you guys.
    – from Canada

  • Ana Lara-Henriquez says:

    why are people not wearing mask ? in the food distribution center??? why people are in line so close together??! Come on people! do preventative measures! We don’t want more people getting sick! We can stop this be practicing the right social distancing!

  • "we let go 30 people"
    "these are people that are at the [poverty] level"
    UHHH MAYBE YOU SHOULD PAY THEM MORE THEN??? Or if you can't afford to, why are you hiring THIRTY people to run ONE restaurant?

  • WFA. Tv www.worldfamousagency.us ( The United Artists ) Stay At Home…Stay Safe and Healthy…Everything Will Be Fine… USA X BRAZIL.

  • this pandemic is horrible and even worse when you live with idiots that think they dont have to wash themselves after going out or anything

  • That's it! After this I'm moving to Canada. How the government and politicians are going about all of this is pathetic. Thankful for those doctors and nurses on frontlines putting their lives on the lines every day for us.

  • It's so sad that because of poor leadership, you guys missed the boat at keeping COVID-19 at controllable levels.
    And the idiots in charge who were complacent and let this happen won't be the ones to suffer. It's the everyday people who place their trust in officials to do the right thing.

    Now it's all too late.
    God Help You

  • You chased American dream which is fake life and forgot God.
    There are no churches anymore .everyone is on technology necks down!!!!!.
    You have no life if God is not in the equation.

  • Kunoichi4ever4 says:

    Looking at US I finally see the difference….yall comment secion is full of people wanting government to ease the measures to save money, EU comment section is full on bullying our governments to put in harsher measures.I guess most o EU famileis live closed together, meaning you really are extremly close to your grandparents, it is very common they are like your parents and you visit weekly or monthly…putting them first is a matter of morals here, you are basically a bad person if you choose economy here over people…so it is kinda fascinating to watch america having a different view.

  • I am sure some are wondering how they got it. If the US had quarantined itself in January there would have been no problems. The media wanted to keep the border wide open so anyone with any disease could come traipsing in. Now New Yorkers have the disease and are allowed to go to places like Florida. They should not be allowed out.

  • Your surgical mask won't keep you safe
    Your gloves won't keep you safe
    Your FFP3 mask won't keep you safe
    Your hand sanitazer won't keep you safe
    Your obsessive attention you think you're paying to everythink you do and everything you touch, in 90% of cases, WON'T keep you safe
    It is simply not enough when the virus is already around
    The virus stays alive for 9 days outside the human body
    It's so easy to catch it

    still most people don't realise this

  • This is the type of madness that happens when our leaders in Washington choose to ignore the signs and put our nation at detrimental risk. Our officials had prior knowledge, and this calamity could have been prevented, or at least minimized. A hard lesson for all of us to learn, but remember- Elections have consequences. VOTE wisely in November.

  • Savien Schneider says:

    Support From Germany ? We are with you, we all in this ? But we Must fight and not Stop.
    The Woman with Hijab make me Cry ?

  • 6:00 can we make it another month? Seems this pandemic is also uncovering issues with the modern American life style.

  • Poor first world people in a first world country having their first world lives on hold for a few weeks… must be so so very hard.

  • It hurts to see this and know even when California is on quarantine so many of my friends ignore reality and say "I'm living my life" and go out with their friends anyway… They're "living their life" so someone else won't get to live theirs…

  • RaisingTheBarzTV says:

    Vitamin C 6,000 MG a day is very effective. Every 3-4 hours 1,500 MG of Vitamin C should be administered intravenously. Good luck

  • Grace Believer says:

    Much Love and Prayers to you NYCity! I am in Syracuse….I Love you all…there are many of us Praying for you and everyone really! I just want you to know there are other places in New York like where I am that are thinking about you!!!

  • Chiamaka Ifeoma says:

    This is so crazy to watch. It feels as if I’m just watching a random documentary on Netflix or something but this is real life. Like I’m … we’re living during this. So wild?

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