March 26, 2020 — On a sunny, early spring working day in Woodside, Queens, you’d anticipate to listen to the shouts of youngsters at recess from a close by university, rumbling trucks making deliveries, new music blasting out of motor vehicle home windows. Alternatively, proper now the only audio is the occasional wail of a siren, an additional ambulance transporting an additional individual to 1 of the city’s COVID-19-crowded hospitals. Elmhurst Clinic, the closest 1, missing thirteen sufferers to COVID in a one working day.

New York state, and in particular New York Town, has turn out to be the