In February, whispers of a deadly virus began to intensify. By March, the whispers had become a crescendo, the only thing anyone could hear. Coronavirus infiltrated the city and suddenly, within days, New York became the nation’s epicenter of the viral pandemic. Emergency tents popped up in Central Park, a Navy hospital ship docked at […]
How one Brooklyn soup kitchen is fighting to feed those in need
Will incoming college freshmen start school in the same place they are now—at home, within the four walls of their rooms?
How does it feel to social distance separately from your partner?
Behind every statistic about deaths in New York City is a person who touched other lives in ways big and small.
What will post-coronavirus contact tracing look like in New York City?
Forty-five days into New York City’s shelter-in-place protocol, Midtown West is like a ghost town.
Many suicide and mental health hotlines in New York have seen a rise in the number of calls they receive since the pandemic hit. For instance, The National Alliance on Mental Health in New York has had a 60 percent increase in the number of calls to its helpline, according Matt Kudish, the group’s executive […]
As the pandemic continues, the foster care system tries to adapt
How a Manhattan couple got married online.
As the pandemic rolls on, universities, biotech companies and pharmaceutical giants around the world are racing to find a coronavirus vaccine. Taking a vaccine from concept to delivery is process that usually takes many years, sometimes over a decade, but scientists are hopeful they can develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine in two years or […]
By Caroline Chen and TuAnh Dam New York City had its first COVID-19 case on March 1, and in less than two months, the number of confirmed cases has spiked to more than 160,000. And nearly 12,000 New Yorkers have died. Behind these numbers are sad stories of people struggling in an overwhelmed healthcare system. […]
The city’s total death toll keeps climbing— just under 17,000 have died since the pandemic started. But as the city creeps into its seventh week of shelter in place orders and grim news cycles continue, New Yorkers’ spirits refuse to be crushed. Since the crisis broke out in mid-March, every night at 7 p.m. New […]
A married couple in Flushing helps their local food pantry reach seniors and the disabled
Students make personal protective equipment for medical professionals.