US Supreme Court  Justice John Marshall Harlan wrote in the early 1900's about the police power of states to regulate for the protection of public health: “The good and welfare of the Commonwealth  of which the legislature is primarily the judge, is the basis on which the police power rests in Massachusetts,” Harlan said “upon the principle of self-defense, of paramount necessity,  a community has the right to protect itself against an epidemic of disease which threatens the safety of its members.”  The case involved required smallpox vaccinations

     As of 5/29/2021    The pandemic continues to claim lives even in the  20-29 age bracket with another 3 deaths  since 05/07/21; 18 new deaths in the 40-49 age  group ; 11 new deaths in the 30-39 age group.  60 new deaths in the age 50-59 age group; 99 new deaths in the 80-89 age group  and 52 new deaths in the over 90 age group  during  this 3 week  time  period 


 Covid-19--Fatality Data Worksheet  from the NYS Dept. of Health as reported- by all NY countiesis 42715 as of 05/30/21an increase from   42,244 on 05/07/21 up from 41450 on 04/16 up from 39870 deaths as of  03/19/2021        Workbook: NYS-COVID19-Tracker

38762 of NY resident covid deaths had a comorbidity  but the largest group of 22,643 of patients had hypertension  

 5781 residents had  demetia  as a comorbidity         Hyperlipidemia was listed  on 9128 death certificates  as a comorbidity                  

 Updated Data as of 05/30/2021               Ages 0-9 =15 -no change                          Ages 10-19= 12   no change 


                     Ages  20-29 = shows 4 new deaths reaching a cumulative total of 148 as of 05/30/21 up from 144  as of 05/07/21

                    Ages 30-39  added 11 new deaths as of 05/30/21 to a new sum of 488 up from 477 on 05/7/21   


  Ages 40-49=18 new covid -19 deaths reaching a total of 1239 as of 05/30/21 increased from 1221 on 05/07  (994 total deaths on 01/21) 

                                             Ages 50-59  shows 60 new covid 19 deaths between 05/07/21(3482 total ) and 05/30  (3542 total  )  

        Ages 60-69= 106 new deaths between 05/07/21 (7599 total deaths) and 05/30/21 (7705 total deaths)             (6026 on 01/21/2)

  Ages 70-79= lost another 112 lives between  05/07/21 ( 10975 covid -19 deaths) and  05/30 (cumulative covid -19 count of 11087) 

              A NY total of 2402 lives  in this age group were lost from 01/21 through 05/30/21  ( 8685 total  covid 19 deaths on 1/21/21)

                                              Ages 80-89 = 99 new deaths between 05/07(11526 deaths) and 05/30   (11625)       
                              Ages 90+ =52 new deaths between  05/30 (6836) and 05/07/21  (6784 total covid 19 deaths)                    

 The 03/16 /20 issue of  the  New York TImes has a diagram of the virus' outer ring of oily lipid molecules, which is broken apart by soap.  In 2016 New Jersey federal district judge Kevin McNulty cited Compagnie Francaise, among other cases, in holding that existing case law on quarantines was sufficient to sustain state officials' defense of qualified immunity in a suit against them brought by Kaci Hickox, a nurse quarantined for 80 hours after she showed a fever upon her return to Newark International Airport from Sierra Leone, where she had been treating victims of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Judge Mcnulty  wrote in his opinion; "I do not find that prior quarantine case law establishes any unconstitutionality" in how she was dealt with.