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The politics of road-tripping during a pandemic

I can’t understate how terrifying and isolating Manhattan was in March and April 2020. During that spring, 1 of every 300 New Yorkers died of COVID. Thoroughfares were deathly still except for the blare of ambulance sirens. Morgue trucks parked on Manhattan streets, and a tent hospital sprang up in Central Park. Midtown was deserted […]