Vogue: New York Is Ending Its Lockdown. I’m Not Sure I’m Ready to End Mine.

Vogue: New York Is Ending Its Lockdown. I’m Not Sure I’m Ready to End Mine.. “A lot of us are scared. We’ve been through a lot. Where I live, there are a lot of masks on the streets, a lot of people walking nervously past each other on the sidewalk. We know what the stakes are. In New York City, we’ve lost 17,665 human souls. We’ve swam in a sea of death. We’ve lived through the overflowing-morgues stage, the refrigerated-trucks stage. I have four friends who’ve lost their dads—but now my fatherless friends are basically being told by Governor Cuomo that it’s time to go out for brunch. TV advertisements implore us to ‘go to your doctors,’ that we need to resume our regular checkups and nonessential surgeries. My kids’ orthodontist keeps calling me. ‘Everything is safe now.’ But how do we really know?”

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