New York has developed anti-body testing regimen, governor says

ALBANY – The New York Department of Health has established a COVID-19 antibody testing regimen for use in the state, Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday.

It must be brought up to scale to be an effective tool to determine if persons who already contracted the virus and have recovered have the anti-bodies that can be used on others who currently have the deadly bug.

Cuomo said we must start planning for the post-virus economy and the best way to get there is to continue social distancing, but that depends upon everyone.

“It’s not about me. It’s about we and what’s good for all of us and my health is in your hands and your health is in my hands,” he said. “And the health of those healthcare workers and those first responders and all those people who have to show up to work every day to keep society functioning, we are responsible to them also.”

The governor said rebuilding the “decimated” economy will depend upon the federal government with another stimulus package. He called the first one “woefully inadequate” for New York.


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