In coronavirus-ravaged New York, even popping out for fresh air seems reckless | Emma Brockes

The Guardian

From weekly laundry to celebrity culture, many things that used to seem obligatory have proved to be anything but Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage For a week or so now, New York has been at the centre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, the death rate in the city headlined all over the world. For those of us who live here, the sense of worsening crisis – if we’re lucky – is measured in large internal fluctuations and small external ones. The hospital ship berthed 20 blocks south of my house is something I only see on the news. What has changed is more …

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