Friday, May 29, 2020: Financial District, Manhattan, New York City, New York State, US.
The numbers the New York Times posts daily are vastly improved compared with where we were but remain high and very discouraging. At this rate, we may never see an end to the infections and carnage.
New York City has half of the state’s population and half of the covid-19 infections,
and half of the covid-19 deaths. Yesterday was one of the best days we’ve had since this all began and yet there were 1,758 new cases and 99 new deaths reported in the State. When I think of all the hand sanitizer, washing of hands, gloves, masks, and social distancing New Yorkers have done and still registering 1,700 new cases in a single day its so disheartening.
Covid-19 is a severe and genuine threat. With the promise of a vaccine months, if not years, from availability, and the prospect of having to wait months before enough are manufactured and distributed, we live in a world where we must always be vigilant to avoid possible infection, the new ‘normal.’