Paul Krugman: Why a Blue City Is Feeling the Blues

From a New York Times column by Paul Krugman headlined “Why a Blue City Is Feeling the Blues:”

Remember when New York City was doomed? The first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit the city like a hammer, killing more than 20,000 New Yorkers over the course of a few months. And many commentators asserted that it was New York’s lifestyle — in particular, its uniquely high population density and reliance on mass transit — that made it so vulnerable.