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US News with Omicron, New York fears to relive the nightmare of 2020

08:17  19 december  2021
08:17  19 december  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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L ES Restaurants of Brooklyn close one after the other due to a soaring contamination, the queues to be tested. Length: New York fears to relive the 2020 nightmare, when the city was the world epicenter of the CVIV-19 epidemic.

Saturday night, the state of New York, the fourth most populous in the country with some 20 million inhabitants, announced for the second consecutive day a record of positive cases in the coronavirus, with nearly 22,000 contaminations.

A Brooklyn, since the end of the week, in the Greenpoint fashion area, more than a dozen bars and restaurants have temporarily dropped the curtain after sudden cases at their employees or their customers.

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Near McCarren Park, thirty people queues in front of a medical van parked and offers quick tests.

"It looks a lot like March 2020", blows Spencer Reiter, 27, resident of the neighborhood, working in finance and came to be tested with his friend Katie Connolly, a student, because their friends are positive at CVIV-19.

"Really Flipping"

"See these files (...) It is as if everything started again," he says to the AFPTV , his companion finding "it really flipping".

It must be said that New York was kneeling by the first wave of the pandemic in the spring of 2020.

the megacity of 8.5 million inhabitants, long nicknamed "The city that never sleeps", had been completely deserted For weeks, as in a sci-fi movie.

The huge avenues in Manhattan were only animated by the anxogenic sirens of relief services, with overwhelmed hospitals and morgues forced to store the bodies of victims in refrigerated trucks.

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At least 34,000 New Yorkers have lost their lives since the spring 2020 and the city, especially Manhattan, has never really found its legendary effervescence before the sanitary crisis.

"Back to check box"

"We are in fact incoming at the start box, perhaps even much worse" than in March 2020, is alarming Jolanta Czerlanis, a 54-year-old Polish, come to be tested Because she felt some symptoms.

"It's very scary and it's very disturbing because we hoped it would go better," says this employee in the restoration.

and nervousness won the United States in the face of the very fast propagation of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. President Joe Biden predicted Thursday a "winter of serious illness and death" to unvaccinated persons.

On December 1, the number of new daily cases across the country was 86,000 on average; On December 14, he was 117,000, an increase of about 35% in two weeks. And in the officially the most endangered country by this pandemic, the number of deaths of COVID-19 has exceeded 800,000 since 2020, according to the balance sheet of Johns Hopkins University.

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The variant "Omicron has arrived", also notes the Mayor of New York Bill of Blasio.

"We have to admit it: it moves very quickly and we must be faster," said Friday on CNN the Democratic Edile, a few days before his award on January 1 with his elected successor, Eric Adams.

M. de Blasio imposed mandatory immunization with municipal officials, as well as from December 27, in principle, to the entire private sector, or 184,000 businesses and businesses. But nothing says that Mr. Adams will apply this decision.

panic at Broadway

Just before Christmas, while New York was waiting for the return of its tourists, it is panic in the celebrary district of theaters and musicals of Broadway where the cancellations of representations multiply, because of positive cases in the troops.

Last Victim Friday night, the next four shows of "Rockettes" at the Radio City Music Hall were canceled due to the "growing difficulties of the pandemic", depending on production.

As for the "Hamilton" musical, it was canceled without shouting on Thursday night: "We really came by plane for a day only to see + Hamilton", protested in front of the AFPTV Dara and Myron Abston, a Michigan couple.

and Saturday night, Rockefeller Plaza de Manhattan, the famous "Saturday Night Live" entertainment show announced that it would be turned without public and with a small team.

Edouard Massih, who holds a Lebanese grocery in Brooklyn, remains for the moment open but he dreads that this wave of Covid-19 does not cause a new exodus of inhabitants north of New York, in green and crested suburves, As was the case in 2020 when the island of Manhattan had emptied.

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COVID-19: In the United States, daily contaminations approach their early records 2021 .
© Alex Wong in Washington, residents pay in front of a library to retrieve free autototes on December 23. The daily contaminations at CVIV-19 are rising sharply because of the Omicron variant and in passing a record dating back last January. "A vertical thrust". The image for describe the progression of the pandemic used by Anthony Fauci, the main counselor of the White House in the fight against the pandemic, has the merit of being clear.

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