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  1. @NU.NU They are indeed taking responsibility. Children are being driven/flown home from Yeshivot and Seminaries around the world because currently that is the medical advice given.

  2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that swine flu infected nearly 61 million people in the United States and caused 12,469 deaths. Worldwide, up to 575,400 people died from pandemic swine flu.
    Does anyone remember any panic in US in 2009 related to swine flu?
    Why is COVID-19 different???

  3. @ IHateCommunism I wish more precautions had been taken for Swine Flu. My father died from it, and he had been in good health until then. Because of Swine Flu my children grew up without a Zeidy. Please everyone take this seriously!

  4. 5:12
    “Ministry of Transport Announcement
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    From Tuesday, all public transport will no longer be in service. The public is invited to assess accordingly.
    The Ministry of Transport has issued new directives in the fight against the Corona epidemic. The public is encouraged to limit the use of public transportation.”
    ***
    Excuse my ignorance, but WHERE all public tarnspotration will no longer be in service? In what country or state or city?

  5. To all Chachomim, comparing it to Swine Flu,

    While swine flu was more lethal, corona is by far much more contagious.
    From all cases so far, all people that have contacted anyone were positive…

    Which means – once it starts, it will effect millions if no precautions are done.
    Which means – overloading the Healthcare system..

    You do the math…

  6. Update for YWN (I don’t do whatsapp): All the libraries in NYC are closed to the public starting tomorrow; NYPL and BPL at least through the end of the month and QPL until further notice. Patrons are asked to keep borrowed books at home as of now (to avoid overloading the machines)–due dates will be extended and late fees suspended. More ebooks and audiobooks are being purchased.

  7. Thank you to the YWN for the FANTASTIC coverage. You have shared information that can literally save lives. You have made sure important messaging can get out. What a fantastic job, and what an important job. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  9. What, exactly, does YWN intend, expect or even hope to accomplish by posting a “SHOCK VIDEO” like this latest, or any of the countless other such seemingly gratuitous posts that make Yidden look bad?

    Other than simply increasing traffic and comments to their site (and, presumably, concomitantly increasing advertising revenue), that is. (At the expense of magnifying chillul H’; inciting/inflaming/increasing eivah. But, hey, business is business, I suppose.)

  10. What, exactly, does YWN intend, expect or even hope to accomplish by posting a “SHOCK VIDEO” like this latest, or any of the countless other such seemingly gratuitous posts that make Yidden look bad?

    Other than simply increasing traffic and comments to their site (and, presumably, concomitantly increasing advertising revenue), that is. (At the expense of magnifying chillul H’, and inciting/inflaming/increasing eivah. But, hey, business is business, right?)

  11. Regarding the new video posted, the “anti-semitism” displayed: Very frustrating for me to watch as a community mocks the social distancing, currently has a large outbreak, and then complains that it is anti-semitism why goyim are mad at them. when will Jewish people get it in their head to be HUMBLE!? They act so disgusting all the time, yet when it blows up in their face it they never see how they caused it. ITS NOT ANTI-SEMITISM. I know no one will agree I just need to voice this. the arrogance and thick-headedness is overwhelming to me. Chillul hashem and makes other people think that this is what the Torah teaches!? Get a life.

  12. I certainly agree that the minyanim should stop, however it is a gross inaccuracy to call them “mass murder”. That is fueling hate and hysteria, it is “fake news”. Classifying it as such, detracts from the role of G-d in the matter and overemphasizes the very passive role the attendees may play in spreading the virus which may be harmful to the person who contracts it.

  13. For goodness sake can we please change the narrative here?!?!?!? Yes, we all agree that davening with a minyan in times like these is wrong. However we also all agree that Hashem is sending us a message with this whole pandemic. Do you really think the message he’s sending is “when there is a pandemic don’t daven with a minyan”? No!!! there are many other messages he is trying to send us. As long as we look at each death as proof that minyan is wrong, and not as a sign that we need to change, this will never end. Let’s stop reacting this way to each death, let’s start actually using it as a message to better ourselves.

  14. Based on the information that it’s still the begining of the virus, I would suggest to anyone that’s not young and healthy to consider the following. If you were to stay here versus going to your upstate cottage now , the chance different that you will you be living by the time the summer comes around. Let’s think about some of our ancestors that escaped Poland right before the Holocaust even though it wasn’t the common thing. It’s obviously not the same but something to think about it.

  15. Please be aware, for those taking Hydroxychloroquin and zinc. Yes you should take both! But not at the same time! Very important! Hydroxychloroquin should not be taken with Antacids or magnesium or any minerals that it might bind with. The zinc as well should be taken 4 hours after the hydroxychloroquin.
    Please take the hydroxychloroquin at least 4 hours away from zinc or other mineral supplements.