A STUDY ON INFECTIVITY OF ASYMPTOMATIC SARS-CoV-2 CARRIERS If you don’t like reading studies allow me to “bottom-line” this for you in layman’s terms: An asymptomatic person came in contact with 455 people and none of them contracted COVID-19.
We were a part of a zoom meeting that was attended by over 200 gym owners from New York and an attorney who specializes in class action lawsuits. We are pursuing a lawsuit to be allowed to open our business, like most other businesses, after doing our part and playing by the rules to ensure the safety of our community for nearly a third of the year.
It became apparent that something had to be done when the governor suggested he may wait until there is a vaccine available before allowing gyms to open. The experts are saying a vaccine may not be developed until January. There are zero gym owners in New York that can afford to wait until January to begin operating their gyms.
There are numerous people that depend on the gym for their physical and mental health that cannot afford to wait until January for their gym to open.
It makes absolutely no sense that you can go to a supermarket, a pharmacy, a liquor store, a bank, a hospital, an airport, a bar or a restaurant and NOT be able to go to a gym where we are designed to social distance and have always made sanitizing part of the awareness and a part of the function. We attract a healthier population as compared to all the businesses that have been allowed to open and it’s so easy to monitor who is sick.
We have had several members of the gym contract COVID-19, weeks after we were shut down, and recover, including one who was hospitalized for it.
We had one member who was healthy and never had COVID-19 who I can’t help but think that if we were open when he had a heart attack we would have been able to help him and he might still be alive.
For everybody else enough is enough.
If you would like to help out please contact some or all of these officials. Don’t waste your time contacting the governor. Contact your local politicians who have a better shot at pressuring the governor. OFFICIALS TO CONTACT
Let them know that gyms are essential. Going to a doctor or hospital is “sick care”. We are the “health-care”.
The following is courtesy of IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) website:
Exercise is Key!
At least 80% of all heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, along with more than 40% of cancers could be prevented if the four key behavioral risk factors that fuel chronic diseases: physical inactivity, an unhealthy diet, tobacco use, and too much alcohol, were eliminated.
Increasing the percentage of school children in the United States who participate in 25 minutes of physical activity three times a week from 32% to 50% would avoid $21.9 billion in medical costs and lost wages over the course of their lifetimes.
Obesity is a leading reason why 70% of 17-to-24-year-olds can’t serve in the military.
Exercise is a Return on Investment
Increasing physical activity could help reduce costs:
- $117 BILLION in healthcare spending (related to inactivity) each year. (CDC)
- $794 BILLION annually in lost employee productivity due to chronic diseases. (PFCD)
- $2.3 TRILLION money spent diagnosing and treating largely preventable chronic disease. (CDC)
- $42 TRILLION projected (2016-2030) total cost of chronic disease in America. (PFCD)