Church buildings Stay Closed In New York Metropolis’s Coronavirus Scorching Zones Following Choose’s Ruling – CBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Churches in New York’s coronavirus cluster zones will remain closed this weekend by court order.
The verdict comes amid a setback in the nationwide fight against COVID-19 and a terrible warning of so-called “COVID fatigue,” CBS2’s Christina Fan reported on Saturday.
The lawsuit filed by the Diocese of Brooklyn was just one of several lawsuits filed by religious groups against Governor Andrew Cuomo. Many complaints came from Orthodox Jewish communities claiming they were wrongly singled out by the governor’s restrictions.
“Public worship is not a minor activity. It is an activity that is protected by the United States Constitution, ”said attorney Ron Coleman.
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However, the court agreed with Cuomo. A judge ruled that it was in the public interest to limit attendance at church services.
While the restrictions may disappoint religious groups, they can help prevent a new wave of the virus that health experts say is on the way.
Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, said he was disappointed with the ruling, but the churches would respect the restrictions.
Cases in New Jersey are increasing.
“We’re starting what I believe to be a second wave for our practice and community here in northern New Jersey,” said Dr. Alexander Salerno from Salerno Medical Associates.
Dr. Solerno said his Newark office tests at least 40 people a day. Last week he got 25 positive tests in one day. This is the total number of positive results that Dr. Saw Solerno throughout August.
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At least seven states set records for infections this week, with 63,000 new cases confirmed in one day.
“This is not the same virus from March as it is today,” said Dr. Solerno. “It’s constantly changing and transforming … And it’s not so much the silent spreaders as we saw them in the summer. But now we are seeing symptomatic COVID. “
More than seven months after the pandemic began, doctors say too many people are becoming complacent – an issue that is attracting national attention.
Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor, said the week he spent in intensive care receiving treatment for COVID-19 gave him time to ponder the mistake he made while in White House did not wear a mask.
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“I did it for seven months … and I stayed healthy,” said Christie. “I didn’t do it for four days and ended up in intensive care … I want to be clear and also admit that I let go of my guard.”
Health experts say letting go of the guard is a worrying trend.
“When you look around and see that other people have lost their vigilance, you may assume it’s time to disappoint yours, too,” said Corey Bush, professor of public health at William Paterson University.
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