88th Precinct Community Council

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Greetings,
        Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global corona virus pandemic is affecting all of our families, businesses, communities, and our way of life.
      First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who has been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. And we are truly inspired by the selfless healthcare and frontline workers around the world who are working tirelessly to care for people in need.
      We are focused on the health and safety of all families and our community at large.  Going forward we will try various ways to conduct our meetings; time and locations may vary…like most around the world it will be trial and error. 
      We do appreciate your cooperation, patience, and understanding.  Thank you and have a safe holiday weekend!! 
          We are looking forward to seeing you on the 15th!!!

Genuinely,
 
Dee

Delia Hunley-Adossa, President
88th Precinct Community and Youth Council
298 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
Pct. #: 718-636-6326
Cell: 917-217-9802

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Also known as: SARS-CoV-2, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, nCov

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a cough, a high temperature and shortness of breath.

Simple measures like washing your hands often with soap and water can help stop viruses like coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading.

There's no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19). Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms until you recover.

It's not known exactly how coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads from person to person, but similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

 

 

BY ALICE PARK  --  JUNE 1, 2020 7:08 PM EDT


The best practices for controlling an infectious disease like COVID-19 aren’t easy to follow—keeping six feet apart from otherswearing face masks in public, and, if you’re a health care worker, wearing shields to protect your eyes as well.

But in a study published Monday in The Lancet, researchers provide the strongest evidence yet that these practices do indeed lower the risk of spreading the virus.

An international group of scientists, led by senior author Dr. Holger Schunemann, professor of clinical epidemiology and medicine at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, analyzed 172 studies conducted in 16 countries that looked at the connection between social distancing, wearing masks, and wearing eye protection, and the risk of transmitting the virus. The studies included people with COVID-19 infections in addition to those with two other diseases caused by coronaviruses, SARS and MERS. The studies were observational, meaning that they tracked infection rates among people who practiced any of the aforementioned behaviors. Of the 172 studies, 44 (involving more than 25,000 participants) also included comparisons between those who followed the behaviors and those who did not.

When it comes to social distancing, the analysis showed that, on average, the risk of getting infected when remaining 1 meter (a little more than 3 ft) from an infected person was about 3%, while staying less than 1 meter apart upped the risk to 13%. The further people stand away from one another, the lower their risk. In fact, the risk drops by half for every additional meter of distancing up to 3 meters (about 10 ft).

“What we tried to do was bring everything together and sort out what distance might be the most effective, rather than an arbitrary threshold,” says Schunemann. Based on how far respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes generally travel, most public health policies currently recommend standing at least 2 meters (about 6.7 ft) apart in public areas, which the study findings support. “The virus doesn’t know what a meter is, or what six feet is,” says Schunemann. “What this evidence suggests is that two meters, or 6.7 feet, appears that it might be more protective than one meter or three feet.”

The data also supported the benefits of eye shields for health care workers. The risk of infection among people who wore glasses, goggles or other face shields was 6% compared to 16% among those not wearing such protection.