What to Avoid in NYC This Weekend if You’re Worried About Coronavirus

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What to Avoid in NYC This Weekend if You’re Worried About Coronavirus

March 6, 2020
published March 6, 2020

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Manhattanville Biology Prof. Anna Yeung-Cheung has been called upon by various media sources including Slate & NPR for her expertise as a virologist & infectious disease expert. Most recently she was featured in another New York Post article due to her input on the subject. 


"New York City may be the city that never sleeps — but it might be safer for some New Yorkers to give it a rest this weekend amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to experts.

Popular events in the Big Apple over the weekend include a New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils hockey game at Madison Square Garden; the New York Wind Band Festival at Carnegie Hall; and the Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival at the Brooklyn Expo Center — all of which had not been canceled as of Thursday, according to reps.

But according to Manhattanville College Professor Anna Yeung-Cheung, that doesn’t give everyone a free pass.

To avoid spreading the highly contagious illness, she said, “Anyone feeling sick shouldn’t go.”

On Thursday, nine more coronavirus cases were reported in the Empire State, bringing the total number statewide to 22. In New York City, four cases have been reported.

Other people who should be more careful include those with pre-existing medical conditions and the elderly.

“People with long-term illnesses or seniors need to take more precautions in crowded areas — and consider staying home — but not the average New Yorker,” Yeung-Cheung told The Post."


Read the full article here.



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