Author: Tamara Rodriguez

NYC Lockdown Restrictions Lifted

Health experts worldwide are shocked by the announcement made by Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York. It was confirmed that lockdown restrictions in New York State & New York City are being lifted. This follows after state civilians have remained indoors for two months, unable to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Going forward, civilians in New York will be permitted to compete in outdoor activities, such as swimming or basketball. Health experts believe this decision is hastily being made and could enforce a 2nd wave that’s deadlier than the first.

Andrew Cuomo doesn’t believe a 2nd wave is possible, with the Conservative Governor noting that their daily death toll has limited itself to eighty-four. That’s the lowest figure seen since the pandemic broke out in New York state, with their highest death toll being 799 on April 8th. The governor had previously remarked in a public format that once the daily death total reached fewer than one hundred, restrictions would begin to be lifted. It should be noted that these medical experts are correct about their predictions on a 2nd wave.

Increased Deaths

All nations opening their economies early have begun seeing increased numbers of confirmed infections. Under the P-Rating System used by Medical experts, New York State could see more than 1200+ deaths per day during the 2nd wave. That’s why these individuals are recommending that those listening continue their social distancing measures. The COVID-19 pandemic won’t ultimately be over until a vaccine is manufactured & distributed worldwide.

New York State is still seeing an influx of patients in their healthcare system. An average of 4600 Civilians is recovering from COVID-19, with those numbers slowly decreasing but expected to rise by Mid-June. It’s recommended that civilians concerned about their safety don’t attend any beaches or walkways being opened. This includes the Manhattan Bridge, Hudson River Walkway, and Long Island Beaches. Multiple other locations are included in these recommendations.

Forced Decision

Governor Andrew Cuomo was forced into this decision after initially announcing that Religious Services won’t be permitted moving forward. The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit stating this goes against the constitution. Avoiding any issues, Andrew Cuomo authorised the state-wide lifting of lockdown restrictions.

Chicago Harbour & Restaurant Industry Reopening

Two elements of US Tourism is reopening unexpectedly. It’s been announced by the Mayor of Chicago that both their hospitality industry and harbours will reopen. There hasn’t been an official confirmation on when restaurants, cafes, clubs, bars, and lounges could reopen. The Mayor has merely proposed a strategy for Governor Pritzker, who doesn’t believe that this respective industry can reopen until the 4th phase. Lori Lightfoot imagines that these hospitality businesses could launch their services under the 3rd phase with minimal concerns that social distancing will be broken.

Owners of restaurants in Chicago eagerly approved this concept, supporting the Mayor in her proposal. The Illinois Restaurant Association also has provided their public support towards the Phase Three Proposal. The federal government’s local officials ultimately decide it on if hospitality corporations can reopen with the 3rd phase. However, having multiple lobbyists behind this proposal will force the Trump Government to enact an earlier launch date through Governor Pritzker.

This proposal must be approved before May 20th, with the Third Phase of Chicago’s Economic Relaunch starting on May 29th. It should be mentioned that these hospitality companies must engage with more robust social distancing measures under this approval. That means cleaning dining halls every fifteen minutes and ensure that all customers are positioned two metres from one another.

Chicago Harbours Reopening

The Mayor of Chicago also permitted local harbours to reopen their first Spring Services for 2020. Their official relaunch date in May 21st, with the first dock being the Montrose Boatyard on 31st Street. Their docked vessels will be let loose into the Chicago Harbour, albeit with various permissions that guarantee social distancing is managed on the open waters. It should be noted that enforcing these rules to sailors will be considerably more challenging than local authorities anticipate.

Enacted policies onto the Montrose Boatyard includes two people per boat, with all planned trips being previously prearranged with the boatyards manager. Hours of operation are limited between Eight in the morning to Five at night. Before vessels are permitted to begin their voyage, those two individuals allowed into the boatyard must be wearing protective face equipment. Refusal to abide by these social distancing measures will enact considerable fines onto that respective sailor.

Mississippi Risking Civilian Life to Reopen

The American Government is risking the lives of millions to reopen the economy. Donald Trump considered the wealth and benefits of billionaires more critical than the livelihood of the standard civilian. That’s why states like the Mississippi, Ohio, Florida, and many others are reopening their respective economies. The Centre for Disease Control & Prevention has begun issuing recommendations to those still listening, informing them this virus isn’t over and to continue to practice social distancing measures. Civilians smart enough to listen haven’t traversed the beaches of Florida or coastlines of the Mississippi.

Millions of civilians in the United States aren’t listening to CDC recommendations. They’re instead listening to the Orange Pumpkin President, traversing to local destinations in mass numbers and risking their lives by potentially breathing in COVID-19. Statistical analysts are recording the rate of infections in the Mississippi, which is known for disregarding health recommendations for their benefit.

This was proven again with the Republic Governor for the Mississippi, Tate Reeves, unveiled new protocols that allow hospitality businesses to reopen at half capacity. The Governor isn’t allowing by-law enforcers to record the capacity valuations for these restaurants, giving owners an apparent loophole that will enable them to disobey the half capacity standards.

The Number of Infected

Tate Reeves isn’t considering the influx of confirmed infections throughout the Mississippi. Days before the Republic Governor made this announcement, the highest recorded day of COVID-19 Infections and Deaths was released. The Mississippi saw 400 civilians pass-away in 24 hours. This is one of the highest death rates throughout the United States, with medical experts anticipating a significant increase in COVID-19 deaths. This will also apply to other Republican states like Florida, Texas, and Georgie.

All Conservative Governors have eagerly obeyed the personal recommendations from Donald Trump, with some even wondering if the Orange Pumpkin President was correct about ingesting cleaning liquids. The level of idiocy being shown throughout the United States has caused the CDC to increase their daily death toll expectations by 70%. This means three thousand civilians will die from COVID-19 per day until economies are closed again, or vaccines are released.

Florida Launches Tourism Initiative

Politicians in Government have become significantly concerned with their tourism industry, as it’s the primary source of revenue for this state. It’s prompted these politicians to reopen the Tourism & Hospitality Industry considerably earlier than anticipated. Residents of Florida are being informed about taking local vacations, believing it’s better to avoid travelling state-to-state or internationally. Additional recommendations, including businesses holding all meetings in local convention centres to boost revenues.

These recommendations follow after Florida’s most notable industry crashed in March, with Hotels and Theme Parks respectively closing within several day periods. It’s prompted for more than $1.6 billion to be lost throughout the last six weeks. Notable statistics also revealed that Domestic Air Travel to Florida dropped by 65%, with International dropping by 80%. It’s the most significant drops for the state since 9/11 in 2001. Challenges more significant than the 9/11 Terrorist Event will follow after the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s expected that Florida won’t recover for two years.

The Cost of Life

The Committee responsible for implementing these recommendations will provide tutorials on how travellers can visit crowded facilities by adopting simple practices. These individuals believe that by wearing minimal protection, the virus can be stopped. Medical advice from the world’s most influential experts would suggest otherwise. However, these politicians aren’t willing to lose another $1.6 Billion over six weeks. That means their local population is less valuable than the finances they bring into local economies. Unfortunately, Florida civilians have approved of these measures and expressed through social media their excitement to return to the new normal.

This Committee mentioned it’s the job of all civilians and themselves to ease out the coronavirus from their state correctly. PR Representatives noted that their advertising campaigns would initially apply to Florida residents for two weeks, then move towards a national level. International packages won’t be supported until each respective country lifts their travel restrictions. This level of human engagement will skyrocket the rate of infections throughout Florida. It should be noted that Committee Members believe Florida Pride is most important moving forward, not Florida life. Members include the Governor and City Mayors.

Anderson Cooper Presses Las Vegas Mayor

Anderson Cooper, an anchor for CNN recently carried out an interview with the Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman that has since gone viral due to the Mayor’s repulsive position towards reopening the Las Vegas Strip and its casinos.

The Mayor, who went so far as calling the closures of the cities casinos “total insanity” stated that if they were to allow Las Vegas to reopen, that she would be fine with seeing it’s as a “control group”. That comment resulted in Anderson pointing out that currently, there is not a cure for the virus, nor has a vaccine been created.

It took little time before the interview, which shows Cooper’s frustration, to begin being picked up on social media outlets with many reacting negatively as a result. It even saw Jimmy Kimmel, himself a former Las Vegas resident, going as far as called the Mayor an embarrassment to his hometown.

Las Vegas Hit Hard

While Goodman did state that additional testing is needed, that contact tracing and more PPE equipment is needed prior to reopening, when asked what was being done by her as Mayor to assist with the efforts in locating and acquiring those items, she stated it is not her responsibility. The Mayor also stated that it is the responsibility of business in Vegas to determine acceptable social distancing policies and that her time is spent trying to get the people of Las Vegas back to work.

Goodman further believes she herself contracted the virus in January and if possible, will donate her plasma in an effort to help others currently infected with the virus.The city of Las Vegas has felt the impact harder than some in Nevada after its governor ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses including casinos. It saw over 300,000 losing their jobs, albeit temporarily and that impacts the state’s unemployment department as it tries to process the application for benefits by all those who lost their income.

The problem for Goodman, although not a problem for the safety of those who would be forced to place themselves in harm’s way, is that the majority of casinos that make up the Vegas Strip fall under the control of Clark County. That puts reopening Las Vegas out of the Mayor’s control and the decision into the hands of the governor.

Dina Titus is a representative of Nevada’s First Congressional District, whose area includes the Strip stated in response to Goodman’s comments: “We have to listen to the scientists, and right now they tell us we must continue to stay at home as much as possible. Businesses in Las Vegas will only be able to recover if we take this pandemic seriously. The Mayor does not represent the Las Vegas Strip, literally or figuratively.”

New York City Becomes Morgue

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept over the world, with nations like the United Kingdom and Italy facing severe odds against them. This extends towards the United States of America, who have the worst coronavirus conditions worldwide. Their epicentre location in New York City and see’s an average of 200+ civilians die daily. Experiences surrounding these deaths were explained by Erik Frampton, a Morgue Truck Transporter in NYC. This individual applied for the job under the “Temporary Worker Status” once his Boutique Art Framing business was determined Non-Essential. Frampton, at the age of 46, explained what his working conditions are currently like.

Erik Frampton mentioned that morgues throughout New York City haven’t access to body bags, with stockpiles being depleted. Body bags are being buried with the dead to ensure that the virus doesn’t spread. It’s prompted for NYC morgues to begin using plastic bags, which are easily ripped and quickly exposure the virus to MTTs. Erik noted that his temporary job has become chaotic, with him removing upwards of eight bodies per day. These bodies are being stacked into one transport truck until the burial process begins on a nearby island to Manhattan.

Horrendous Working Conditions

After Erik Frampton explained the working conditions to NYC reporters, he was terminated by the NYC Morgue Commission. This came as a significant relief to Erik and his relatives. After being terminated, Frampton revealed more information via social media. He noted that these bodies weren’t being marked as required by law. Transporters were told by Shift Leaders to touch these infected bodies without gloves or proper medical equipment. This prompted individuals like Erik to come into immediate and undeniable contact with the virus, with his hands also contacting faecal matter and a significant amount of blood.

Clothes were stained with these bodily fluids after they were pooling in the back of morgue trucks, which followed after 80+ bodies were placed into one freezer. The freezing capabilities couldn’t handle the influx of departed passengers, faltering and causing these bodies to decompose rapidly. Similar conditions are being seen at “Refrigerated Mobile Morgues” outside hospitals in New York City. Higher volumes of bodies are being placed into RMMs, prompting more chances of the disease to spread. These conditions are inevitable with the rate of infection across NYC, with more than 122+ thousand being infected. Several thousand have died from the virus, and hundreds continue to pass away daily.

New Burial Grounds in NYC

The Coronavirus Pandemic has infected the planet, with million-plus civilians contracting this virus in their respective countries. No location has felt the damaging effects of COVID-19 more than New York City, with the small island feeling the bulk of America’s deaths at 10+ thousand. NYC is experiencing similar rates to France, which exceeded 10+ thousand on April 11th. Those brave enough to send their drones into the wild have filmed grim footage of Hart Island. This small island holds Potter’s Field, which has 1+ million bodies buried inside. Individuals of low income, unclaimed souls or anonymous civilians have commonly been buried in this location. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Hart Island is now becoming the grounds where bodies will be dumped. This’ll ensure that decomposing bodies aren’t near the public to potentially re-cause the virus.

The Bronx Burrow is located one mile from Hart Island. It’s served as NYC’s Potter’s Field for 150+ years. One of the depressing facts of these locations is that 1/3rd of the buried bodies are infants. Large percentages of these bodies are being dug up to account for COVID-19 losses. Each trench manufactured by diggers can fit one thousand bodies. These will mark the most significant mass graves in the United States of America, bring hundreds of thousands to this location for condolences when the pandemic is over.

The history of Hart Island dates backs hundreds of years. It was a Confederate Soldiers Prison during 1868, which saw numerous adult males buried across than 141 Acres. Remains of those soldiers decomposed long ago. It should be noted that throughout the 21st century, burials throughout Hart Island were minimal. The surge of deaths from COVID-19 will see this deadly island return to re-emittance across the New York State. Some estimate that 100+ thousand bodies could be buried at Hart Island from COVID-19.

When Hart Island began serving as a burial ground for New York City, the overwhelming majority of civilians taken to this location were criminals from Rikers Island. Ten thousand people across New York City are awaiting trial, with their conditions potentially seeing the death penalty and burial at Hart Island. The circumstances of COVID-19 will force significant delays in those cases. It’s anticipated that 25 bodies will enter Hart Island daily during this pandemic, with those numbers having the potential to increase to 100.

American Tourists in New Zealand Freed

Lockdown measures were implemented throughout New Zealand last week. One hundred thousand tourists were informed that travelling wouldn’t be possible. International and Local Flights were both terminated, with Ports also being closed to tourists. These decisions from the New Zealand Government followed after COVID-19 began sweeping over their nation. Measures were required to ensure the curve of this virus, with Auckland Airport immediately being shut down. Alterations to these lockdown measures were implemented to ensure these tourists could travel home safely.

The Foreign Minister of New Zealand, Winston Peters, provided a formal update to tourists via a publicly televised announcement. He confirmed that tourists could receive international flights home under the condition that it’s a one-way ticket. Charted flights will be organized with aircraft associations in these foreign nations. It’ll ensure that any potential of the novel coronavirus won’t spread during the international trip. This could mean the involvement of the Military Police.

Winter Peters provided additional insights onto the tourist situation. The Foreign Minister mentioned that 10+ thousand of these individuals are from the United States of America. Peters also noted that 37+ thousand tourists have registered with embassies to return home. However, Winston believes these numbers are considerably higher and will be notified to the press once documents are received from various embassies in New Zealand.

The Reactions

American citizens in New Zealand have demanded their government create special measures to return them home. Some requested that President Donald Trump threaten extensive tariffs onto New Zealand to ensure their safe arrival home. This prompted the United States Ambassador to express his anger publicly. He mentioned that they’ve received these tourists call, their emails and their texts. Nothing is possible until travel restrictions are lifted in New Zealand, or organized charters can be managed.

Liza Horvath, an American Tourist, stuck in New Zealand, mentioned that her priority is returning home to protect her family and dogs. She expressed to reporters that her love for New Zealand has turned into great resentment. Reports reveal that New Zealand Politicians haven’t assisted these tourists to the best of their capabilities. This isn’t surprising when you consider these politicians must protect their families and citizens from COVID-19.

Central American Tourism Battling Covid-19

Tourism throughout the Central American Regions has taken drastic downward spirals in profit. This includes nations like Costa Rica, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, the Dominican Republic, Tobago and Guadalupe. These respective countries have implemented self-isolation measures before Covid-19 becomes a potential pandemic throughout their beaches, bars, restaurants and hotels.

When it applies to Costa Rica, their Manuel Antonio National Park is typically overfilled with tourists. The infamous beach destination sees young individuals retired citizens and honeymooners to the same area for pristine white sands. Behind those sands is a tropical rainforest, which creates a stunning element of nature that cannot be ignored. The Manuel Antonio National Park Beach is currently closed, which followed after the government announced restriction measures on all tourist activity. There is implemented bans on mass gatherings, meaning all beaches across Costa Rica are shut down. Hazard tape and local law enforcement are ensuring that residing tourists don’t enter these locations.

Central America’s Declining Revenue

The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected the global tourism industry, forcing thousands of travellers to return home unexpectedly and countless others to terminate their reservations. Billions have already been lost throughout the Caribbean and Central America regions, with each respective nation having to shut down their borders. Additional cancellations extend towards airports, with some countries accounting for 50% of yearly gross income from tourism.

The country of Panama has closed its borders, which isn’t surprising since their connected to Costa Rica. This influential nation has seen 245+ cases of Covid-19, with Costa Rica having 117 cases. Both countries are expecting to lose upwards of $600m from lost tourism. The only remaining border opened in Panama is their canal, which if closed, would cause detrimental effects to economies globally.

When it applies to the Caribbean, they’ve already begun anticipating an economic crash from the lost tourism activity. This is because the Caribbean is starting to see an influx of reported cases, with nations like Trinidad and the Dominican Republic reporting double-digits. This extends towards Guadeloupe and Tobago. Mexico expects 50% of its activity tourism valuations to plummet as well. This entire region could enter an economic crash.

Las Vegas Shutdown Amidst Coronavirus

It’s been almost 72-Hours since emergency measures were implemented throughout Las Vegas. All casinos on the Las Vegas Strip and non-essential businesses were informed to shut down operations amidst the coronavirus immediately. These actions are being implemented to ensure the limited spread of the coronavirus, which has killed 11+ thousand worldwide and infected far more. When traversing down the Las Vegas Strip, there’s an overwhelming sense of emptiness. The Bellagio Fountains are shut down, escalators on the strips are turned off, and windows for casinos have been boarded up. Las Vegas hasn’t been seen in this condition since in decades.

Multiple individuals living in the suburbs of Las Vegas have begun photographing this historic moment in Las Vegas. Social media audiences have received photographic evidence that all travellers have been halted into Las Vegas, meaning that millions are being lost daily in financial revenue. Thousands of individuals within this region are without their jobs and haven’t been provided funds to ensure their safety.

Multiple casinos have refused to pay infected or self-isolated employed amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The long-lasting adverse effects that’ll be seen with the coronavirus for Las Vegas will be immense. Casinos could potentially shut down, and an economic crash could be seen for this region. It should be mentioned that Las Vegas is a city that runs entirely on tourism, with one month or longer causing un-reversible issues.

The People Left in Las Vegas

There are multiple individuals throughout Las Vegas that are using the lack of travelling tourists to their advantage. Flight attendants locked into the Las Vegas region during this pandemic were photographed near the Bellagio. Police officers have been pictured patrolling specialized zones near casinos, ensuring that the remaining vacationers are told to return to private locations until their departing flights. Individuals still having to work in las Vegas could be seen boarding up Mall Windows, Casino Doors, and deadbolting their respective businesses.

Other individuals used the Las Vegas Strip as a tranquil location, which hasn’t been possible for 7+ decades. Individuals closing shop near the Las Vegas Strip Mall was seen jogging down this infamous street, taking in the sites without anybody to hinder their run. However, multiple citizens in Las Vegas expressed that it’s eerie with the limited number of people around. It’s suspected that things won’t return to normal until June or July.