‘Below Deck Med’ Cast Member Offers to Help Those in Need During Coronavirus Threat

Kasey Cohen from Below Deck Mediterranean wants her community to know that she’s here to help if anyone needs assistance during the coronavirus threat.

Cohen shared a video message to Twitter that she’d be happy to help any elderly members of the community or those with a compromised immune system get groceries and supplies. “If any elderly individuals or individuals more susceptible to getting coronavirus need assistance in picking up groceries, supplies or medications in the Long Island area, I’d be happy to help,” she posted along with her video.

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She added that being young and healthy puts her in a position to help others. Fans were overwhelmed by her kindness, some pointing out that residents could also get supplies through online delivery. But Cohen understood that not everyone can afford the higher fees associated with online delivery. So she wanted to offer an option to her community.

Captain Sandy applauds her efforts

Captain Sandy Yawn was extremely proud of her former third stew. “Thank you @kaseylcohen! We are all in this together! Also consider those who need daycare while schools are closed. Some parents, like medical and emergency personnel, will be working to help us. So consider helping as you can,” Yawn tweeted along with Cohen’s post.

Yawn has also been trying to maintain an upbeat attitude and provide as many uplifting messages to her followers. She has been tweeting and re-tweeting positive messages along the way. Including some of the efforts being taken by Bethenny Frankel from The Real Housewives of New York City. She also supported the efforts being made by the nurses and doctors on the frontlines.

“Thanks to all the medical personnel, doctors, & nurses, who are helping us fight the #CoronavirusPandemic. You have always been heroes, but let’s get them an extra shout out right now. Be safe. Be smart. We are all in this together,” she tweeted.

Some people are panicking

News footages have shown throngs of people crowding local grocery and warehouse stores, stocking up on supplies. Empty shelves and long lines show that many people went into panic buying. The public was advised to have 14 days worth of food, medicine, and supplies on hand. Despite a number of events and schools being canceled for a few weeks, the government has not imposed a mandatory lockdown on residents.

A number of people hoarded so many items, none were left for others. Several grocery chains are closing early each night to restock shelves. “It is like pandemonium,” Lou Scaduto Jr., president and CEO of Food Circus Super Markets told USA Today. “They are literally buying everything … I have never seen so much toilet paper go off the shelf.”

“The panic is largely unnecessary because most retailers are able to replenish products fairly quickly,” Neil Saunders, managing director of the retail consultancy Global Data told USA Today. “Also, products like toilet paper are not being used more than usual so people who have already stocked up will not keep buying them.”