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Remember when New York was doomed? The first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit the city like a hammer, killing more than 20,000 New Yorkers within months. And many commentators have argued that it’s New York’s way of life — particularly its exceptionally high population density and reliance on public transportation — that makes it so vulnerable.

In the end, however, this was all wrong. New York suffered a lot in the beginning because it’s still America’s main gateway to the world, so it was heavily infected first, at a time when we didn’t know much about how to protect us from coronavirus. Since then, the city has done quite well on the health front.

However, it has not done so well on the economic front. And so snags a tale that’s relevant not just to New York, but to blue America in general.

About the pandemic: During the Delta wave, the combination of high vaccination rates, widespread mask-wearing, and public health precautions — there’s not much you can do indoors in the Big Apple without showing your vaccination card — helped make New York one of the safest places in America, suffering from a far lower Covid-related death rate than rural counties or sprawling car-dependent cities like Dallas. The Omicron wave also hit New York first, but appears to be receding rapidly.