As they reopen the economy, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo ignore the lessons about the spread of new variants, including B.1.617, in the U.K. and Singapore.Continue reading
LETTER FROM NEW YORK : During the first, local wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in New York, the public health system collapsed, leading to a shortage of hospital beds and medical equipment. A confinement order helped to "flatten the curve" of the pandemic. A second, local wave has eased due to restrictions and vaccinations. But the spread of a new variant poses challenges as Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo make a second attempt to reopen the economy. Photograph by Faetous (CC BY-SA 4.0) ; image was cropped from the original.