A tale of two New Yorks: pandemic lays bare a city's shocking inequities

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The coronavirus has laid bare two societies divided on lines of class and race – a divide reflected in skewed death figures Coronavirus – live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage When Sean Petty walked into the emergency room of Jacobi medical center in the Bronx, at the start of his nursing shift on Monday, he was assailed by a catastrophic scene. About 60 people, almost all of them African Americans or Latinos from the surrounding area of New York City, all displaying classic symptoms of Covid-19, were gasping on stretchers everywhere he looked. “Every nook and …

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