My city is burning. As someone who as a child watched the skies over Manhattan darken on September 11, 2001, I do not say this lightly. The lives of 4,778 people in New York City have been claimed by COVID-19 as of April 10 (a number that increased by hundreds as I updated it in the couple of days it took to write this piece). Grim and growing death tolls are reflected in surrounding New York and New Jersey suburbs. …

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