A year ago today, a few weeks before the end of the year, the New York City subway system shut down, a tragedy that killed nearly 4,500 people.
In just the first week of the new year, over a thousand people died of the virus.
It’s hard to overstate just how tragic this situation has been, but the city’s shutdown, which started on January 7, is emblematic of a much broader, more systemic problem: the lack of an effective public health response to a pandemic.
This is especially true when it comes to the epidemic’s impact on our communities.
In just the past month, there have been more than 1,500 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC reports that a total of 3,838 cases of coronaviruses have been reported across the country, and that the epidemic is affecting people across every socioeconomic level.
It is a situation that has put a spotlight on a neglected aspect of our health care system: the absence of a public health emergency preparedness plan.
The problem has been particularly acute in New York, where, according of a new report by the city government, more than 7,000 people have been confirmed to have the virus in the last 24 hours.
“This is a crisis that we have not seen in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, or Virginia,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement after the announcement of the citywide shutdown.
“We cannot afford to wait on our emergency preparedting plan to get us through this crisis.
We must act now.”
The outbreak began to spread through the US in late February.
The outbreak is the first major coronaviral outbreak in US history, and it has killed more than 3,300 people and infected nearly 9,000 others.
At the time of its announcement, the CDC estimated that more than 300,000 Americans were infected, with more than 2.3 million Americans in the United States with the virus, according a tally from the CDC.
A new report published by the Centers For Disease Control on January 20 estimates that more people died from the pandemic than died from any other US health crisis over the past five years.
While New York’s citywide shut down may have played a significant role in the spread of the pandemics in other states, the city itself is not the only city with a severe public health crisis.
“In New York city, the outbreak is not just about one specific case, it is a community that has suffered through the same issues,” said Jennifer Deutsch, director of the New America Foundation’s Institute for New Urban Research, in a recent interview with the New Yorker.
“It is a story of how you build trust, and how you are able to heal people when you have that trust broken.”
For New Yorkers, it was a story that began in the winter of 2015, when coronavaccine fears grew in the wake of a devastating coronavadine pandemic in Japan.
There, a single case of the disease was traced back to a young man who had recently returned from a trip to Japan.
The man, who was hospitalized in the emergency room, did not respond to treatment.
Two months later, on March 16, the Japanese government announced that he had died.
While this case has not been confirmed in the rest of the world, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has been one of the leading voices in the country on the issue of the need to address this pandemic crisis.
He is also one of those people who have taken to Twitter to express his frustration with the lack in public health preparedness plans.
“We can’t wait for the coronivirus to reach us in order to start a coronavax campaign,” De Blasio tweeted on January 23.
“Can’t wait to get the coronvax in your head.”
De Blasio, who has been vocal in his criticism of the Trump administration, has also been one who has made calls to the Trump Administration for the President to enact a federal coronavac-vax ban, which would provide some of the resources that the US government currently lacks to address the pandems pandemic directly.
New York City has long been an epicenter for the spread and resurgence of the illness, and many of the same challenges that have plagued other areas of the country remain.
While New York is now the nation’s third-most populous city, it still lags behind other cities that have been hit hard by the pandeme.
It was during the height of the outbreak that the NYPD began to see increased activity in the streets, with officers patrolling the streets with batons in an attempt to prevent anyone from getting onto the subway.
But this has only continued as the pandemaker has spread.
“The pandemic has been going on for months now,” said John Vennoch