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Thursday, April 09, 2020

The explosion of Covid-19 cases in the New York City area resulted largely from infected patients who flew in from Europe, genome scientists say.

Researchers at NYU Langone Health said they've analyzed 75 samples from patients who were diagnosed with Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, at New York-area hospitals last month.

About two-thirds of the samples appear to have European origins, said Adriana Heguy, director of the Genome Technology Center at the medical center. The virus appears to have been imported to New York from the U.K. and several European countries, including France, Austria and the Netherlands, she said.

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As Italy found out, travel bans are not what they are cranked up to be.

When Italy put a ban in place for people from China, instead of flying directly to Italy from China, people took side trips, e.g., China to Italy via Moscow, making tracking more difficult.

If you want a travel ban to be anything more than a "feelgood" thing, then ban everyone from entering the Country.


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-04-09 02:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Speaking of New York City, here is how it could spread from NYC...

twitter.com

Continuing our look at #SocialDistancing impact on #COVID19 ... This week @NYGovCuomo
took decisive action calling for New Yorkers to #StayHome

We took a look at mobile device movement leaving NY this week and the data shows strict policy is needed!


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-04-09 02:12 PM | Reply

We don't actually have a Travel Ban. Unlike what Trump suggested it was only a travel restriction. We still let lots and lots of Americans and residents come in. We still let cargo and parcels flow.

For example getting my 4th package from China Monday since the travel ban...

There is a NYT article on this as well. It was spreading undetected in NYC for weeks.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-09 03:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

There was no travel ban from China despite lies from Benedict Donald, his propaganda cronies, and his brain dead cult followers.

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-09 05:59 PM | Reply

Oh Noes...someone better tell this guy!

-The DNC

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-04-09 06:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5
I'll take "Things Biden Voters Say" for $200, Alex!

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-09 07:01 PM | Reply

Besides lying about covids risks, Trump did one thing. He put some restrictions on people flying to the US from China. That one thing was ineffective because it did not stop people from flying from China to the US, only some Chinese nationals.

Trump did the ban to play to his idiot base. Like the wall, it made racists feel good, but did nothing.

Trump's pandemic response is the worst pandemic response in the history of pandemic responses.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-09 07:47 PM | Reply

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