Realty One Group
Silicon Valley, CA
With the Covid 19 virus epidemics we have a city shut down with us ordered to stay home and observe social distance rule. The local ordinance on face mask requirement varies in each municipality.
"Social distancing” means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing".
- Stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people.
- Do not gather in groups.
- Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
One compares San Francisco City with New York City. West coast for decades are influenced from East Asia where people occasionally wear a face mask for hygiene, cold or even for a cosmetic reason if one has a face bruise. Both locations are crowded with little room to keep residents physically separated.
San Francisco Co New York City
population 883K 8,399K 9.5X
infected 1,137 131,263 115X
fatalities 20 8,893 445X
While the New York transit may contribute as a carrier. SF has a BART transport system. So far its BART system does not seem to contribute spread of the virus as other municipalities near SFO are not seen higher if anything less infected. Governor Cuomo of New York recognizes the deficiency and asked the residents in NYC to start wearing face masks when distance can not be maintained.
It is thought the Chinese first start using cloth to cover their face from 5th century on to repel human smell to and from others. In Japan, students are often required to wear a surgical mask outside and people who have a cold wears a mask to keep giving germs/virus to others.
In 2003 SARS broke out from Southern China into Hong Kong. The memories is still lingering in the minds of residents when Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan started experiencing a mysterious respiratory disease. Residents began taking precautionary steps of their own wearing facial masks and increase hand washing and disinfection.
Americans resist the restriction and warnings from health officials and even doubt US ever will have a health problem. In many States, the general public tends to regard outbreaks, like a foreign television documentary news but do not take it seriously. Countries like Taiwan medical professionals took one look in Wuhan and realised the problem was way more serious. It was determined that a human to human contact same mechanism as 1911 Manchurian plaques was the culprit. WHO initially denied it by ignoring it. Government took it very serious rely on its CDC to track human contact to reduce the exposure. It quickly closed flights from source country which is only 50 miles away. Of 23 million Taiwan residents it has just 395 infected patients and 6 death. Schools, government and business are still open to most part. Hong Kong is next to China with just 1021 infected and 49 death. It shut down entry points with China. Taiwan is 15 minutes away by plane with lots of factories operated out of the affected regions in China --$150 billion dollars invested.
Schools in Taiwan are still Open Washy washy, mask wearing are taught very early
Sam Shueh Silion Valley Realtor, SamShuehRealtor at Gmail.com (408) 425-1601