|When and Where|
|Date||Mar, __, 2021|
|City, State||Brooklyn, New York 11206|
The COVID-19 and Information Equity in New York City Edit-a-thon - hosted by Sure We Can- will take place online on March __th, 2021 starting at 11am EST and focusing on the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. We are focusing on translating and updating Coronavirus related articles to the many languages spoken in NYC with the goal of reducing COVID-19 information inequity.
Sure We Can is a recycling and community center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC with a mission focused on environmental justice. The edit-a-thon is part of Sure We Can's work with NYC Health + Hospitals to stop the spread of Covid-19. This is the 4th Covid-focused Edit-a-thon that Sure We Can has hosted. Click here to see our last three COVID-19 focused edit-a-thons: Sept 6th, 2020 & Nov 21, 2020 & Feb 6th, 2021. We hope to continue the momentum from our past events where we translated the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City into Yoruba, Malagasy, Hebrew, Swahili, Tagalog, Korean, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Haitian Creole, and more.
Please join us, all skill levels welcome!
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- Date: Saturday, Mar, __th 2021
- Time: 11am - 1pm EST (4pm - 6pm GMT)
- Location: [ Zoom link]
- Registration: Remote participants on this day are encouraged to add their Wikipedia usernames to the #Sign up below.
- Participants: The event is open to anyone! No Wikimedia experience necessary. Tutoring will be provided for Wikimedia newcomers by members of Wikimedia NYC.
- DO NOT SHOW UP IN PERSON / ONLINE ONLY
- Cost: Free!
- Continue effort to translate and update the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City article into the many languages spoken in New York City:
Translations to be made:Edit
|Wikipedia project language:||English base text||Bengali||Chinese|
|Translation:||COVID-19 pandemic in New York City
The first case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed in New York City in March 2020 by a woman who had recently traveled to New York City from Iran, a country already seriously affected by the pandemic at the time. Nearly a month later, the metropolitan area was the worst-affected area in the country. By April, the city had more confirmed coronavirus cases than China, the U.K., or Iran, and by May, had more cases than any country other than the United States.
On March 20, the governor's office issued an executive order closing down non-essential businesses. The city's public transportation system remained open but experienced crowding due to reduced transit service and an increase of homeless persons seeking shelter on the subway.
By April, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers were out of work with lost tax revenues estimated to run into the billions. Low income jobs in the retail, transportation and restaurant sectors are especially affected. The drop in income, sales tax and tourism revenues including hotel tax revenue may cost the city up to $10 billion. Mayor Bill de Blasio has said the city's unemployment system collapsed following a surge in claims and it will require federal assistance to maintain basic services.
The ongoing pandemic is the deadliest disaster by death toll in the history of New York City.
In December 2020, the New York City healthcare system began administering the Coronavirus vaccine to high-risk patients and first responders such as doctors and nurses. The city deemed this Phase 1a. In January 11th 2021, the city entered Phase 1b to include people ages 65 and older and grocery workers, as well as teachers, first responders, public transit workers, and corrections officers. In February 2021, New York City expanded the Phase1b vaccine pool eligibility to include restaurant workers (including delivery) and taxi drivers. New York City plans to have the vaccine available to all residents of the city by summer 2021.
- Continue to expand Healthcare in New York City article
- Highlight health care access challenges for marginalized communities in NYC
- COVID-19 vaccine access in NYC
- Add photos of people receiving the vaccine to articles
- Add photos of COVID-19 process at Sure We Can
- Document Ryan's vaccine journey