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I watched baseball on Monday night. For a few minutes, after a weekend with temperatures in the high 70s and the national pastime on my TV, it finally felt like spring. I wasn’t in the stadium, but it looked like a beautiful day for a game. Then again, I honestly don’t know how warm it is in Busan this time of year.

I also didn’t know I was such an NC Dinos fan, but they’ve won just as many championships as the Mets in the past 30 years, so it feels right.

Seven weeks ago, the United States and South Korea were in a very similar place in terms of COVID-related fatalities, with each country recording around 90 of them.…

Feed Our Hospitals: How a non-profit created in the early days of COVID-19 is impacting our New York City hospital workers and the restaurant industry

By Teresa Bruno

I sat down with Jessica Vernon, Lauren Smith and Kelsey Orem of Feed Our Hospitals to discuss their mission and the impact that they have made so far. 

Take a moment to put yourself in the shoes of a physician, a nurse or a respiratory therapist working on the front lines of COVID-19. As you imagine their typical day, you may be surprised at this fact – New York City’s healthcare providers do not have easy access to nutritious food. They cannot simply order a meal for themselves; it’s challenging enough to find a spare moment to eat.…

COVID-19: the Pandemic

Since the last issue of The Oppy, COVID-19 has been labeled a pandemic, New York has gone into a state of emergency, and sheltering has been implemented. Yet, the incidents of COVID-19 continue to rise, and it is estimated we are another few weeks from the peak of cases. Our nation’s healthcare system is in crisis mode, and the supply chain is being ramped to its max to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators (respirators). New York City hospitals are making makeshift COVID units to expand capacity by at least 50%, as mandated by Governor Cuomo. Javits Center, U.S. Navy ship, Comfort, and other pop-up hospitals, such as the Good Samaritan tents in Central Park Meadows, are being utilized for the continuous overflow of patients needing urgent medical attention.…

At Home Workouts for Your Hot Girl Quarantine

For the past two weeks, my daily exercise has been my several trips to and back from the fridge. I begrudgingly opened Classpass one day and was pleasantly surprised to see that they have dozens of at home workouts on demand. Although I haven’t done nearly as many as I should, I have enjoyed the at home workouts I’ve done so far. There are several other apps and websites offering live and on demand workouts and hopefully this list helps you find the perfect one for you!

  • CorePower Yoga

The cult favorite yoga studio is offering a series of free classes every week to keep up your practice and work up a sweat.…

An Update on COVID-19

Since our last article, the novel Coronavirus has gotten a new name (COVID-19) and has come to the east coast. As of March 7, 2020, there have been 164 confirmed cases in the U.S. of COVID-19 with 11 deaths, and 44 confirmed cases in New York. 

Internationally, the mortality level from COVID-19 is around 3.5 percent and over 80 percent of cases (approximately 80,000) have been found in China. While it was inevitable that COVID-19 would come to the U.S., the huge jump in cases noted in the past week seems concerning. The increase occurred for a few reasons. For starters, as with any respiratory communicable illness, the rate of transmission increases in a local area due to its spread in the air via respiratory droplets and saliva (air in close proximity to an infected person only), physical contact, and contact with a contaminated object or surface. …

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