One Picture Sums Up The Reason Why NYC Has The Highest COVID-19 Death Toll

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No other place in the country has been hit by the coronavirus as hard as New York City.

It makes sense as to why they have been hit so badly when you consider they have 27,000 people per square mile. The city alone has over 8 million people living there and is the number 1 city for people who use public transportation so there are many opportunities for cross-contamination.

Not to mention that NYC has two major airports one of them being JFK which is one of the busiest in the county.

But this picture captured by a man in NYC fully demonstrates why they may be getting such a high number of cases.


They aren’t practicing social distancing!

The caption reads:

“This is the No. 2 train at about 6 p.m. Thursday evening, in a photo provided to Eyewitness News by Progressive Action’s Twitter account. The MTA says it is running as many trains as it can, but has been hobbled because of crews that are out sick or quarantined. Public health officials have said social distancing is the key to slowing the spread of the deadly COVID-19, and New York remains the hardest-hit place in the nation.”

The Daily Wire reported,

There’s no way of knowing how many people on the train were working essential jobs necessary even in the midst of the coronavirus crisis and were risking their health to travel to them, but the picture was a disturbing reminder of how much the crisis has made normal life subject to rancorous debate as to how to act. The cost of traveling by taxi or a car service such as Uber or Lyft could inhibit people from taking alternate methods of transportation.

On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, ordering the closing of the city’s playgrounds, stated that he might be forced to mandate social distancing measures, saying, “The NYPD has to get more aggressive. Period. Period. If you’re going to force me into a position where I have to mandate it, and make it a law, a social distancing law, which I think is absurd, but it has to be enforced. I’ve said this 100 different ways, but compliance is still not where it should be. How reckless and irresponsible and selfish for people not to do it on their own? I mean, what else do you have to know? What else do you have to hear? Who else has to die for you to understand you have a responsibility in this?”

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