Philly Health Commissioner Wants Us to Avoid Gatherings of 5,000 or More People

Protecting ourselves from the Coronavirus

Let’s get it back to the Coronavirus.

It looks like we’re destined for more cancellations, or empty arenas, or whatever other precautions people can come up with:

The Flyers play home games tonight and Saturday, while the Sixers are at the Center on Wednesday and Saturday. The Phillies are still in Florida and the Union home opener is on Saturday, but takes place in Delco.

This news comes after the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Philly on Tuesday.

Writes Anna Orso at the Inquirer: 

Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Thomas Farley said the city could not release further details about the person who tested positive, other than saying the person did expose others to the virus and the city is working to contact and quarantine those individuals.

City managing director Brian Abernathy said the city reached out to organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade and asked them to urge people to not attend in person and instead watch the parade on television.

Farley said the city does have the authority to cancel such events, but doesn’t believe that is appropriate at this time.

Alright, so we’re still on for the Sixers and Flyers, they’re just RECOMMENDING that we don’t go down there.

Perhaps it’s time to see if Kyle still has room for us in his Bucks County nuclear shelter.

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21 Responses

  1. Saw Maggie Kent a few months ago down the city when she was giving a live report. Total dime. Great body.

  2. 2 people out of every 1 million in the United States has basically what amounts to a bad cold.

    By all means let’s shut down society.

    1. Karma is gonna get you, bite you in the ass. This thing killed 19 people in one nursing home in Washington. Germany expects 55 M people will be infected in their country 70% of the population. Hospitals in hard hit areas of Italy are at 200% capacity , people who need help are left to die in the hallways. The chinese doctor who was head of medicine who first treated this virus -healthy in his 30’s- died a couple days later. Almost 200 people died from this virus in Italy today. Italy had a 10 day head start on us so in about a week or 2 most likely the US will be seeing the wrath that is plaguing Italy.

    1. The calm before the storm of people having a dry cough, slight fever and then completely recovering shortly thereafter?

  3. All because these fucking Chinese won’t stop eating every fucking thing that ain’t nailed down.

  4. Erin Express is going to be liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttttttttttt this year man. Average age of those killed in America by CV so far is 80. Could this finally be the disease that free’s us from Cataldi, Missanelli, Graham, and Hill?!!?!?!?!?!

  5. So I guess Wings’ games are still on, right? No way they get 5,000 people for that dumpster fire of a sport.

  6. Hello! Thank you for this informative article but I think that this is so overblown. It’s a fever and a cough if you have a good immune system. It’s the elderly you have to worry about. It’s lesser than the flu according to doctors…ridiculous. Let us live our lives normally. 4999 is fine but 5000 is dangerous? I think anything over 1 can be dangerous if it is a person who is contagious

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