The City: Early Precautions Draw A Life-and-Death Divide Between Flushing And Corona

The City: Early Precautions Draw A Life-and-Death Divide Between Flushing And Corona. “Residents of both places typically have household income below the Queens median and a similar share of people who lack health insurance, as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. And almost half of apartments and houses in both areas have more than one occupant per room, the Census definition of crowded. Yet when it comes to COVID-19, the differences between the neighborhoods couldn’t be more stark. Corona emerged as the early epicenter of the outbreak in New York City and shows no sign of slowing down. Meanwhile, the rate of test-confirmed positive cases of the virus among Flushing residents has remained among the lowest in the five boroughs.”