For 7 New Yorkers, a pandemic yr’s battle for the long run

NEW YORK (AP) It was the eve of the deadliest day of the coronavirus spike that introduced New York Metropolis to a trembling standstill. They have been a handful of individuals doing what they might within the metropolis’s battle for survival, and their very own.

A yr in the past, The Related Press informed the story of a day within the lifetime of a stricken metropolis via the eyes of New Yorkers on the entrance strains and in quarantine as they confronted worry, tragedy, isolation and upheaval.

As the US’ most populous metropolis changed into its most deadly coronavirus sizzling spot, a few of these New Yorkers noticed the virus’ toll up shut in an emergency room, an ambulance and a funeral residence.

Others have been all of the sudden wanting from what felt like distant on the metropolis and the lives they knew — a Broadway actor questioning when the curtain would go up once more, a rabbi now not in a position to maintain the palms of dying individuals. A taxi driver and a lady working an area meals-on-wheels program who contended with the dangers and challenges of jobs that have been all of the sudden acknowledged