POLITICO: New York's coronavirus death toll surpasses that of 9/11

15:39, 04 April 2020
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The terrorists killed about 2,700 people in New York state. The coronavirus has so far killed 2,935 state residents – moms, dads, grandparents, brothers and sisters, a grim toll that's straining the state's morgues and funeral homes, POLITICO wrote.

The symbolism of this landmark moment and its potential implications for New York are not lost on those who live here, in the American epicenter of the disease.

In the meantime, the death toll will continue to rise – some models predict it will hit 16,000. The psychic toll is likely to be lasting, and profound.

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