October 25, New Media Special Telegram According to EFE New York, October 21, according to a New York University survey released by local media in New York, about a quarter of the employees in the New York City public transportation system were infected. Coronavirus.
The survey among bus and subway employees in the city showed that 24% of the respondents were infected with the corona virus, and 90% were afraid that they would be infected during working hours.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, New York has been the center of the global pandemic for several weeks. The cumulative death toll has exceeded 33,000, and the number of deaths in the United States has risen to 221,000.
Robin Gersson, professor of epidemiology at New York University, said that the new research data will help to better understand how public transportation service providers are affected, thereby improving their safety in the work environment.
According to the report, the New York authorities ordered the suspension of all unnecessary activities in March this year, but it did not affect the transportation service industry, but the operation time was shortened.
According to Gesson, quoted by local media, the survey of 645 bus system employees showed that “employees’ anxiety is worrying”.
The professor also believes that once the vaccine is available, the employees of the bus system should be the first group of people to be vaccinated. “Because they are in contact with many people, many of them still don’t wear masks.” He pointed out.
The report pointed out that New York City currently requires citizens to wear masks when taking public transportation. Violators will be fined $50.
According to reports, although the New York City Department of Transportation has not reported any deaths since June, at least 131 transportation service employees in the city have died of Covid-19 so far.