New York magazine covers the coronavirus pandemic
The New York Times is celebrating the coronavellosis pandemic with a story about how it came to be.
On April 7, New York City, the state’s largest city, had more than 5,600 cases of coronaviruses, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A few days later, the city had more cases than it had in any month in the past 50 years.
That spread spread out of control quickly.
“We had more people reporting, and we saw a lot of cases,” said New York state health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley, who was on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday.
“And we had an even bigger uptick in coronaviral cases than we had been seeing in the previous few weeks.”
The outbreak has prompted some of the most dramatic measures of government intervention in American history.
On May 6, the federal government approved $3.5 billion in aid for the state, which has been trying to stop its own coronavillosis outbreak from spreading.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also announced that New York would begin distributing free, flu shots to eligible residents.
It took more than two months for New York to complete the rollout.
Now, the entire state is expected to have a flu shot on May 6.
“This is a great opportunity for us to make a huge difference in the lives of millions of New Yorkers, and I think we’re going to make an enormous difference,” de Blasio said.
“I don’t think it’s going to take a rocket scientist to figure out how we’re doing this.”