PUBLISHED WED, MAY 6 2020 12:25 PM EDT UPDATED THU, MAY 7 202011:22 AM EDT – CNBC
My cmnt: Of course Gramma was right! Go OUTSIDE and get some fresh air – it’ll be good for you. The WORST thing to do in a viral event is to hole up at HOME. Sunshine KILLS viruses and air dissipates them to where they die or are harmless. Telling us to shelter at HOME, isolate, stay inside – is the worst thing you could do.
Cuomo says it’s ‘shocking’ most new coronavirus hospitalizations are people who had been staying home
“If you notice, 18% of the people came from nursing homes, less than 1% came from jail or prison, 2% came from the homeless population, 2% from other congregate facilities, but 66% of the people were at home, which is shocking to us,” Cuomo said.
“This is a surprise: Overwhelmingly, the people were at home,” he added. “We thought maybe they were taking public transportation, and we’ve taken special precautions on public transportation, but actually no, because these people were literally at home.”
Cuomo said nearly 84% of the hospitalized cases were people who were not commuting to work through car services, personal cars, public transit or walking. He said a majority of those people were either retired or unemployed. Overall, some 73% of the admissions were people over age 51.
He said the information shows that those who are hospitalized are predominantly from the downstate area in or around New York City, are not working or traveling and are not essential employees. He also said a majority of the cases in New York City are minorities, with nearly half being African American or Hispanic.