And I love what’s happening. All right. My friends. So day two, New York city opening. And you know, this is so crazy. That is like bombshell after bombshell, after bombshell, after bombshell. So it’s like, we just went through X number of months with the Corona viruses everywhere. It can be transmitted through this, through that, through the other thing, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And on the same day that new city opens the world health organization drops a bomb on us, which is bad. Guess what it is no longer or it is no longer believe to be transmittable or transmissible by asymptomatic individuals. Okay. So again, what it seems like is that again, the narrative is trying to shift in favor of the, or rather the, the, the, the narrative is shifting in favor of what’s happening. So in other words, we now have protests.
We now have people in the street, we now have people returning to work and all of a sudden, it’s not transmissible by people who are asymptomatic when the song we were listening to and swearing by for all these months was it was okay again. You cannot take one report on one day from one source and use that as the gospel. Okay. So either it was transmittable by people who are asymptomatic before, meaning that it’s still transmissible by asymptomatic people before, or we will find out over time through careful study and science and repeatability that Hey, we were wrong and don’t get me wrong. Okay. Because this is a new novel coronavirus. Okay. This is something that we haven’t dealt with before. So granted it does, if you want to see something cool, there’s a Bluejay.
There’s a Bluejay. Look how beautiful [inaudible],
He’s coming for a morning, a morning breakfast. But but the idea is this, okay. I will speak to anybody who wants to listen. Anybody who wants to evaluate facts, anybody who wants to evaluate science, anybody who wants to listen to reason. Okay? But you change, you can’t change the narrative based upon the situation at hand. So in other words, the virus doesn’t care about politics. The virus doesn’t care about finance. The virus doesn’t care about what you think or don’t think or what you want or don’t want. The virus is independent. Okay. The virus thinks for itself and the virus is opportunistic. Now I don’t say this to scare the hell out of you. And I don’t say this to scare you out of your mind, as I’ve been saying since day one, I say these things to scare you into your right mind so you can take proper precautions and so that you can protect yourself most effectively.
Now it’s just like, when you say, well, you know, masks are protective and then we don’t have enough mass and say, well, you know what mass and not protective. Okay. So it’s like, if you remember the original movie fame when Leroy goes to the school with his girlfriend and she does her dance and she doesn’t get in and Leroy gets in, okay. She says, well, I didn’t want to go to this school anyway. Right. And the thing is, well, I don’t want, I didn’t want to wear a mask anyway. Okay. Listen to me, people, especially if you are within our community of people with respiratory disease, with cardiovascular disease of advanced age, but not only limited to those groups, because there are people in their teens who have died. There are people in their twenties who have died. Thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties.
There are people over a hundred who have survived. Okay. So more and more importantly than ever before is use common sense. Okay? If something doesn’t make sense to you, it doesn’t matter who says it, it doesn’t matter if it’s the president. It doesn’t matter if it’s your governor. It doesn’t matter if it’s your mayor. Doesn’t matter if it’s your neighbor. Okay. If something thing doesn’t make sense to you, then don’t listen to them. Okay? If the team says, Hey, guess what? The city’s open. And you don’t feel comfortable with that. Stay inside. Okay. I’m not saying we stay inside forever, but it’s been, you know, it’s been three months that we’ve been endorsed. Okay. Keep in mind that Anne Frank stayed in an annex in a tiny space for 700 plus days. Okay. And the thing is this. Okay. As I’ve said from day one, you have one job here.
Stay alive, come out on the other side of this and wait it out. Okay? Listen, the movies aren’t open. Broadway is not open. No one’s going to concerts people. Aren’t going to fancy restaurants, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. It’s not going to be an enjoyable, super experience anyway. Okay. Is it worth the potential risk? Okay. And again, I don’t want to say that it’s probable risk. Okay. But it’s potential risk. Right? So think of it like this, and this is one of the best analogies I’ve ever heard. Okay. If I gave you a jar and it was full of jelly beans, and I said to you, the jelly beans are good. All the jelly beans are good, except for one. And if you eat that one, it will kill you. How many jelly beans are you going to eat? Exactly. Okay. Be safe people.
Okay. If you are at risk, if you are within the community. Okay. All the things that we’ve been talking about for decades. Okay. How do you prevent the flu? How do you prevent pneumonia? How do you prevent the common cold? How do you prevent an exacerbation of your CLPD or pulmonary fibrosis or pulmonary hypertension, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. All the things that you do to protect yourself from those things. All the things that I wrote about in my book, ultimate pulmonary wellness way before Corona virus was even a sparkle in coronavirus mother’s eye. Okay. All those things still apply. So guess what? You know, people say, well, if I wear a mask that’s to protect you. If you wear a mask that’s to protect me. No. If you’re going to cough in my face, if you’re going to sneeze in my face, if you’re going to throw up on me, on me, pee on me, I don’t want it near me.
If I could take a mask and take my mask off, I’ll give you an example. I was someplace recently, I was patted down by security security. Okay. And I knew, I knew this was a possibility. I had two shirts on for that exact reason. Okay. As soon as I got patted down, I got patted down with gloves that everybody else was patted down with. Probably I literally took my shirt off and threw it in the garbage. Okay. I had another shirt on for that reason. Keep doing the things that you have been doing. If you are listening to this this morning, that means that they are working for you so far. You are still alive. That’s the proof. Okay. That is the proof. So again, social distancing. Okay. Social distancing stay away. And six feet is arbitrary. Okay. Six feet is arbitrary. Again. If you come from a family of super sneezers, like I do.
Okay. A six feet is just the tip of the iceberg. Okay. But don’t go any closer to people than you absolutely have no choice to. Okay. If you’re going outside, continue to mask, wear the mask properly over your nose, over your mouth. Okay. Protect your eyes. Even sunglasses are better than nothing. Okay. when you touch something, wash your hands, antibacteria lies your hands, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. But if you don’t have to do it, please don’t do it. Trust me on this. Okay. Trust me on this. I’m not talking out of my ass. You know, this is something that, you know, you know, me, you know me for a long time, I’ve been in this game for 30 years, almost almost 30 years as a cardiovascular and pulmonary specialist. Almost 20 years as an EMT, including in 2003, when I worked SARS unit in Queens.
Okay. I was working in EMS unit in Queens, New York, which was a hotbed of SARS. Okay. When I say something, you can put it in the bank. And I have said masks since day one, they were saying, no, mass, you don’t need a mass. You don’t need a mass. Then they all came back and said, mass people protect yourself. Okay. Protect yourself. Look at the people that were getting advice from. Okay. I don’t care who it is. Okay. Trump, whoever it is, president, governor, mayor, bus driver, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Okay. It doesn’t matter. Okay. If I’m going to bet my life on somebody advice, I trust me. Okay. Because I, I know certain things and I’m not saying you have to trust me. Okay. But what I’m saying is use your head. Okay? It doesn’t make any sense that all of a sudden, okay Corona virus was here.
It was transmissible. In this way. You need a mask. You don’t need a mask. Now it’s not on surfaces. It is on surfaces. It’s not outside. It is outside. It’s not transmissible by asymptomatic. It is transmissible by asymptomatic. Take the same vigilant precautions as if you want it to prevent the common, cold pneumonia, the flu, etcetera, et cetera, et cetera, but be vigilant in those precautions. Okay? Because the same things that will protect you from the flu, from the pneumonia, from pneumonia, from the common cold, from an exacerbation of your CLPD or your, or your emphysema or your chronic bronchitis, or your bronchiectasis, or your NTM, or your Mac, or your Mai, or your pulmonary hypertension, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, all those same things are going to be the same things that are protective. How many layers for the mask? I mean, it depends on your level of exposure.
Okay. But if you’re going to mask, make sure you wear it properly. And you know, and, and socially distance still, okay. So socially distance wear your mask. You know, if you’re going on public wear gloves, okay. I don’t care what anybody says. Wear gloves wear even multiple layers of gloves as you touch something, take it off, throw it in the garbage. And you know, again, another great analogy of mask and why everybody should be masking. Is this okay? Let’s say neither one of us is wearing pants and I pee on you. Yes, it’s gross. Okay. But think about it. It makes perfect sense. Okay. So if neither of us wears pants and IP on you guess what? You’re in trouble. If, if you wear pants and IP on you guess what? You’re going to get a little wet, but you’re going to get less wet than if you had no pants on and you could take your pants off and change. If I then put on a pair of pants and you’re also wearing pants, guess what? The problem is mine. Okay. Be smart. My friends stay safe, stay alive, get through to the other side. And we will deal with whatever we have to deal with on the other side. Okay. Be safe. My friends take care.