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cadoman

(792 posts)
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:09 AM Nov 2021

'It's Coming': N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul Issues Omicron Warning, Declares State of Emergency

Source: Newsweek

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency over the Omicron variant of COVID-19, stating, "It's coming." The variant is believed to be possibly more contagious and immune-resistant than previous COVID-19 variants.

"We've taken extraordinary action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and combat this pandemic," Hochul wrote in a statement. "While the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York State, it's coming."

The state of emergency will allow officials to more quickly acquire critical supplies for combatting the pandemic, Hochul's declaration said. It will also allow the state Department of Health to limit non-essential, non-urgent procedures for hospitals and healthcare systems with limited capacity. This way, they can focus on caring for those most needing treatment for COVID-19.

The emergency protocols will take place December 3, and will be reassessed based on the latest COVID-19 data on January 15.



Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/its-coming-ny-gov-kathy-hochul-issues-omicron-warning-declares-state-emergency-1653658

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'It's Coming': N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul Issues Omicron Warning, Declares State of Emergency (Original Post) cadoman Nov 2021 OP
You are missing the "N" at the start of your outake. applegrove Nov 2021 #1
I saw it but I hate have an "edit" on my article! cadoman Nov 2021 #2
You don't have an edit button in the bottom right hand corner near the reply and delete buttons? applegrove Nov 2021 #4
I have it but I've seen other posts that are edited and it's like they have a warning on them cadoman Nov 2021 #8
Oh man. My posts are always a work in progress and I never put in the applegrove Nov 2021 #10
LOL. I thought I was the only one who fretted about typo edits on posts already with replies. Girard442 Nov 2021 #20
That's only if you wait an hour or more Polybius Nov 2021 #31
link to full order here cadoman Nov 2021 #3
Well, that's one benefit of living in NY, wnylib Nov 2021 #5
this isn't good news PerceptionManagement Nov 2021 #6
but, is it as lethal as the previous variants or is it finally mutating to a less deadly strain? yaesu Nov 2021 #7
I thought Delta would be weaker but the death counts seem to indicate otherwise cadoman Nov 2021 #9
Variants that establish themselves have something going for them. Girard442 Nov 2021 #21
They are saying nothing about lethality, which is either pretty good or really bad greenjar_01 Nov 2021 #11
I am very upset DENVERPOPS Nov 2021 #12
I keep thinking of doctors and nurses, first responders Skittles Nov 2021 #13
It is being reported that nurses are bailing out, some Dr.s also DENVERPOPS Nov 2021 #14
I'm guessing those anti-vaxxers are also the Kens and Karens of the world Skittles Nov 2021 #15
Strict triage. AngryOldDem Nov 2021 #27
it's easy to say triage Skittles Nov 2021 #33
It got so bad in one hospital in the state near me (pts being jerks, but also fam)... moriah Nov 2021 #37
jeez Skittles Nov 2021 #38
You left out DENVERPOPS Nov 2021 #34
have you actualy tried talking to them Skittles Nov 2021 #36
For a while, DENVERPOPS Nov 2021 #39
I hear you Skittles Nov 2021 #40
I had one friend DENVERPOPS Nov 2021 #41
I think Fox News should be sued into oblivion Skittles Nov 2021 #43
Remember reading somewhere that infantry can stand up to a cavalry charge if they don't break ranks. Girard442 Nov 2021 #22
I really like the idea of facilities where unvaxxed nurses care for unvaxxed patients. Scrivener7 Nov 2021 #25
That would be perfect DENVERPOPS Nov 2021 #35
This. Those poor people. They did not sign on for this. A pandemic, OK. A pandemic and Scrivener7 Nov 2021 #24
I am not optimistic orangecrush Nov 2021 #16
I think Mother Nature cleans house every couple of centuries. AngryOldDem Nov 2021 #28
Just my luck orangecrush Nov 2021 #32
I've been noticing the high numbers in NY BigmanPigman Nov 2021 #17
at first I thought New York was overreacting Skittles Nov 2021 #42
I'm glad some are being BigmanPigman Nov 2021 #45
From "near normal" to "state of emergency" in twenty four hours. twodogsbarking Nov 2021 #18
If we are stopping travel from South Africa gab13by13 Nov 2021 #19
I too am considering canceling a March trip. twodogsbarking Nov 2021 #26
A very quick, very strong response. I LOVE it! Thank you, Kathy! Scrivener7 Nov 2021 #23
I have a trip to DeSantistan scheduled in two weeks Marcuse Nov 2021 #29
Put in place a mask mandate then Polybius Nov 2021 #30
with criminal penalties MichMan Nov 2021 #44

cadoman

(792 posts)
8. I have it but I've seen other posts that are edited and it's like they have a warning on them
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:04 AM
Nov 2021

Makes it look like I pulled a bait and switch rather than a small spelling correction!

Girard442

(6,207 posts)
20. LOL. I thought I was the only one who fretted about typo edits on posts already with replies.
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 08:33 AM
Nov 2021

C'mon guys, it's not like I added a line, "Reply to this post if you enjoy your Rice Krispies with motor oil."

wnylib

(22,909 posts)
5. Well, that's one benefit of living in NY,
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:30 AM
Nov 2021

although my vax and mask resistant area acts more like a Midwestern red state.

Infections are so high here now that I was planning on hibernating between Thanksgiving and the weeks after New Year when they will increase even more. Add Omicron to that and I think I will need a hazmat suit to stay safe.

yaesu

(8,020 posts)
7. but, is it as lethal as the previous variants or is it finally mutating to a less deadly strain?
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 12:54 AM
Nov 2021

I guess time will tell.

cadoman

(792 posts)
9. I thought Delta would be weaker but the death counts seem to indicate otherwise
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:07 AM
Nov 2021

And yeah the unvaccinated are the cause of that, but we went through the variants prior to Delta with no vaccines so it still seems to have been worse by my basic math.

Girard442

(6,207 posts)
21. Variants that establish themselves have something going for them.
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 08:41 AM
Nov 2021

If the original COVID-19 dropped you in your tracks and a variant came out that left you walking around for a couple of weeks, it would be the more effective spreader and would become dominant. Problem was, the original was already really good at spreading and variants (if there were any) that were less lethal had no reproductive advantage, never became dominant, and faded away.

 

greenjar_01

(6,477 posts)
11. They are saying nothing about lethality, which is either pretty good or really bad
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:31 AM
Nov 2021


Death trails infection, so we prob just don't have good data on it - with cases just being seen since Nov 11 or whatever, but it is strange how there's this big near panic about the transmission and mutation, but almost nothing on mortality.

DENVERPOPS

(9,293 posts)
12. I am very upset
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:34 AM
Nov 2021

About the normal emergencies: auto accidents, Heart attacks, strokes, that won't get the usual excellent/immediate care they desperately need because the non mask wearing assholes and un-vaccinated idiots are usurping the staff and hospital ERs.........
I have to believe this is already happening all across America, and will only get worse if we have another surge from this new
mutation. (They use the word "variation" only because it sounds so much nicer than what it is....a "Mutation'.....)

Skittles

(154,790 posts)
13. I keep thinking of doctors and nurses, first responders
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 01:51 AM
Nov 2021

how much of this endless Covid chaos can they take?

DENVERPOPS

(9,293 posts)
14. It is being reported that nurses are bailing out, some Dr.s also
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 02:08 AM
Nov 2021

Some of them say they were pushed to their MAX last winter, and are not going to repeat that again. Especially because of the Anti-Vaxers and non-mask wearing jerks who demand far more care than the ones who have gotten vaccinated and are masking.....

If this truly does explode again, there will be Doctors, Nurses, First responders bailing out like never before.......and also teachers.

Skittles

(154,790 posts)
15. I'm guessing those anti-vaxxers are also the Kens and Karens of the world
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 03:36 AM
Nov 2021

stupid fucking demanding assholes - I cannot imagine what it would be like to be tasked with taking care of their sorry ass, considering their lack of respect towards the medical folk by refusing to get a simple shot, UGH

AngryOldDem

(14,097 posts)
27. Strict triage.
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 11:54 AM
Nov 2021

Very end of the line for these fuckers. Put their asses in a tent in the parking lot and deal with other cases first. Saw a story this week where a pediatric cancer patient who was running a high fever had to wait in the car for hours because the ER was full.

There’s an old saying that I have used quite often. “Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.” Only I’d replace “planning” with “common sense, courtesy, and respect”.

I’m done with these people. They’re a huge reason why this will never truly be “over”.

Skittles

(154,790 posts)
33. it's easy to say triage
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 05:42 PM
Nov 2021

I bet it isn't easy in practice - these folks have family, and it affects them too. I resent that these anti-vaxxers put medical folk in that position, for sure.

Skittles

(154,790 posts)
36. have you actualy tried talking to them
Sun Nov 28, 2021, 05:00 PM
Nov 2021

it's a trip, and you end up feeling disillusioned by just how deep this mass psychosis actually is

DENVERPOPS

(9,293 posts)
39. For a while,
Sun Nov 28, 2021, 07:41 PM
Nov 2021

I tried talking reason to them. Early on, I realized it was utterly and completely useless. This started during the Cheney/Rumsfeld administration. I slowly but surely started weeding them out of my life entirely. It accelerated during the Trump Occupation.
I got rid of all of my Republican friends/acquaintances. Flat out dropped them. Many were life time friends. One Couple was like family since I was 11 YO, (sixty years). The husband would forward to me all the racist, vile Obama emails.....Incredibly, he was jewish and his grandparents died in the holocaust. I sent him one last email: You do know that the racist scum who sent you this for forwarding, hate the Jews far worse than blacks or mexicans.........He animately denied it........So, I told him to send a return email to whom ever sent the email to him, and state: Please do not send emails to me on Friday or Saturday, because I am usually at the synagogue on those days, and see what happens.....
These people all had one thing in common. Watching FoxNews and listening to RW radio 24/7 and nothing else........
Completely and totally brainwashed..............

Skittles

(154,790 posts)
40. I hear you
Sun Nov 28, 2021, 07:50 PM
Nov 2021

I remember a time I could actually debate conservatives - despite vast differences of opinion, I felt the common theme we had was be both thought our way improved America....but this new crop, they don't even BELIEVE in America, it's just plain sickening.

DENVERPOPS

(9,293 posts)
41. I had one friend
Sun Nov 28, 2021, 08:11 PM
Nov 2021

and we would discuss issues, each of us respecting the other's opinion. Often, we would find a common ground or solution we both could agree with.

The current Republicans are OBLIVIOUS to anything and everything except them being able to parrot Republican talking points.

It is absolutely mind boggling...........and by design, I might mention........

I am old, but most days I talk to my Son and his wife, or some of the kids. I worry constantly for their futures.

I tell him go to Canada, Australia, or anywhere but get the hell out of the U.S...........

(Did you know that Australia and some other country have banned Fox News from the country!??????)

Girard442

(6,207 posts)
22. Remember reading somewhere that infantry can stand up to a cavalry charge if they don't break ranks.
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 08:44 AM
Nov 2021

The anti-vaxxers broke ranks.

Fuck them.

Scrivener7

(51,410 posts)
25. I really like the idea of facilities where unvaxxed nurses care for unvaxxed patients.
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 10:04 AM
Nov 2021

But that'll never happen.

DENVERPOPS

(9,293 posts)
35. That would be perfect
Sun Nov 28, 2021, 02:13 PM
Nov 2021

The triage nurse, sends all antivaxers to MASH type tents in the parking lot, and they are cared for by antivaxer caregivers.....

And antivaxers should be required to wear a colored emblem, shaped like the Coronavirus any time they are in public.

Oh, we could go on and on with these kinds of fantasies.......

Any other things that you all would love to see ?????? Be careful, you don't want to get censored by DU........LOL

Scrivener7

(51,410 posts)
24. This. Those poor people. They did not sign on for this. A pandemic, OK. A pandemic and
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 09:56 AM
Nov 2021

40% of the country acting as if the first responders' lives don't matter is another issue altogether.

I'm a health care worker. I retired in February.

orangecrush

(20,452 posts)
16. I am not optimistic
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 03:59 AM
Nov 2021

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For my species.

Too many stupid people, and it seems nature has had enough.

BigmanPigman

(52,116 posts)
17. I've been noticing the high numbers in NY
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 05:26 AM
Nov 2021

recently. I'm glad to see your state preparing. I wonder when CA will do the same with the State of Emergency. I have read over 5 articles today about the alarm over this new variant from most countries. It's hard not to over react, especially after Delta.

Skittles

(154,790 posts)
42. at first I thought New York was overreacting
Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:13 PM
Nov 2021

but then I remembered how NY was slammed first by Covid

BigmanPigman

(52,116 posts)
45. I'm glad some are being
Mon Nov 29, 2021, 05:39 AM
Nov 2021

overly cautious. I wish more would get on board. Christmas will be interesting.

gab13by13

(22,743 posts)
19. If we are stopping travel from South Africa
Sat Nov 27, 2021, 08:15 AM
Nov 2021

that tells me the mutation is probably already here. Pfizer and Moderna are doing studies to see if their vaccines even work against the new mutation.

I have been sounding the alarms for months about how everyone acted as if the pandemic was over when we are having 1,200 deaths a day. I have tickets for Ford Field in Detroit for NCAA wrestling finals in March. I am having my doubts if the event will even happen by then or if it does will I go?

MichMan

(12,305 posts)
44. with criminal penalties
Sun Nov 28, 2021, 10:58 PM
Nov 2021

Not wearing a mask the first time - $1000 fine

Caught again - another $1000 and a month in jail

Eventually people will get it

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