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Ecstatic and Terrified, Americans Are Rushing Out of Their Homes

A vast national experiment begins in the face of the pandemic

People lie on the grass in circles drawn to promote social distancing at Domino Park in Brooklyn, on May 15. Photo: Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg

By Michael Sasso and Olivia Carville

Customers keep popping into the New York City dry-cleaning shop where Rolando Matute works to say how happy they are to see it open again. He’s not so sure.




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