‘Flatten the curve, go home!’ Brooklyn residents yell at people in the streets from their balconies warning them ‘You can get people sick just by being out’
- A Brooklyn man was spotted shouting at at passersby from his balcony Sunday
- He was telling the people strolling around on the street to ‘go home’ as the number of coronavirus cases in the city ticked upwards
- While chanting, the man clapped and told people to ‘flatten the curve’
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Brooklyn residents have taken to using their balconies as a way to spread the coronavirus ‘flatten the curve’ and stay at home message.
One man, who has not been identified, was caught on video as he chastised the people milling about on the sidewalks below.
‘Flatten the curve, go home!’ the man could be heard shouting and clapping to emphasize his point.
This Brooklyn man was spotted standing on his balcony, chanting and clapping while telling passersby to ‘flatten the curve’ and ‘go home’ to ward off the spread of coronavirus
Once he started up, other people off-screen, but near the person who recorded the video, could be heard joining in and also shouting ‘go home.’
The man is at least the second person in the borough to have used his balcony as a pedestal to share information about the need to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
In another video, another unidentified man can be seen standing on a different balcony, explaining why passersby should be self-quarantining.
‘We know people who do not show symptoms can still spread the disease,’ the man said. So even if you feel perfectly healthy and not showing symptoms, you could be spreading the disease right now.’
He also pointed out the particular danger the virus presents for the elderly or immuno-compromised.
‘You can get people sick just by being out,’ he added.
Government officials are starting to use the term ‘flattening the curve’, relating to decreasing or slowing down the spread of the virus.
Another man was spotted in Brooklyn, telling passersby about how easily coronavirus is spread while standing on his balcony
The man warned passersby about the risks to the eldery and immuno-compromised
A protester on the Brooklyn streets on Sunday, holding a sign urging people to cancel brunch
‘The curve they want to flatten is the rapid rise of cases and deaths that we’ve seen,’ Doctor Norman Swan said in ABC Radio National’s Health Report. ‘The evidence is that if you slow down the number of cases, you can actually half the death rate.’
Controlling the increase in cases will significantly ease the health system of the constant stress it’s currently facing.
Though this has proven difficult as there are ‘obvious risk factors’ and silent risk factors, meaning there are those who do and don’t possess symptoms but both carry the virus.
Many governments are now urging social distancing.
‘Social distancing involves avoiding physical contact and the places where groups of people meet – like bars, cafes, work and public transport,’ Swan said.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Tuesday that city denizens should be prepared to shelter-in-place with the coming days, as other major cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, in the US have already ordered.
de Blasio said Tuesday there are 923 confirmed cases of the virus in New York City.
There have now been 6,587 confirmed coronavirus cases in the US and 115 deaths.