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New Yorkers Flattened the Curve, but …

For three months, the COVID-19 pandemic did what nobody imagined possible: shut down the city that never sleeps. Businesses boarded up, public transport screeched to halt, and Times Square was quiet.

Those weeks were emotionally and financially painful. But the drastic measures worked.

New York was the epicenter of the pandemic. Cases peaked at almost 12,000 in a day in April, but with regulations and community buy-in, we flattened the curve .

But is not the time to become complacent or overconfident. With reports of several hundred new cases a day , it is only a matter of time before the city is hit with a new surge, and all the hard work New Yorkers committed to for weeks will be for naught.

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