New York is the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities are struggling to find a way to control it and help the local population.
The most efficient way to detect who carried the infection and is now immune to COIVD-19 is to conduct antibody testing, which the New York state authorities did. Governor Cuomo announced the official results of the testing, and we must admit the results give a little hope, yet we still have a lot to deal with.
The antibody testing performed during the last two weeks in grocery shops and shopping centers included a total of 15,000 people. From those, 12,3 percent are positive for COVID-19 antibodies, which is considered a success.
Governor Cuomo also said that 7 million cloth masks would be distributed in the following days to the most vulnerable New Yorkers, including NYCHA residents, farm workers, mental health and developmental disabled communities, homeless shelters, nursing homes, and to food delivery workers.
The state is also distributing $25 million to food banks.
The governor also said: “We’re also going to undertake a full survey of antibody testing for transit workers, who have been on the front lines of this crisis. We’ve said thank you to our essential workers thousands of times but actions speak louder than words, and we want them to know that we’re doing everything we can do to keep them safe.”