New Report Says COVID Pandemic Is ‘The Largest Mass Fatality Incident In Modern New York City History’

Angelena Iglesia

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a grim statistic about the coronavirus pandemic’s deadly impact in New York City.

A new report say it has become the largest mass fatality incident in city history.

In fiscal year 2019, nearly 31,000 deaths were reported citywide.

That number doubled this year, to more than 65,000.

Rev. Karen Davis-Lawson and her husband, Dr. Noel Lawson of the Bronx, both contracted coronavirus and ended up in the hospital.

“The day I was discharged from the hospital, he was admitted,” Rev. Davis-Lawson told CBS2’s Nick Caloway.  “He came to bring me my coat and stuff so that I could come home. And he asked them to test him.”

Dr. Lawson spent three weeks in the hospital. A long-time teacher, he was still grading coursework while fighting for his life.

“So he was very dedicated to the things he set his mind to. He loved his

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Airlines are removing seats to make space for gadgets and seafood | Coronavirus

Angelena Iglesia

Cargo, one of the least glamorous aspects of flying, is proving a rare ray of light for airlines amid the coronavirus gloom.

The grounding of passenger planes at a time of increased demand for everything from medical supplies to iPhones has boosted freight rates. With much of the world’s population house-bound and shopping online instead of hitting the malls, analysts see no let-up in demand, particularly as the peak year-end holiday season approaches.

“Airfreight is going to be a bright spot for carriers at least for this year because while borders are closed that doesn’t mean people aren’t buying,” said Um Kyung-a, an airline analyst at Shinyoung Securities in Seoul, South Korea. “That trend is likely to continue as cargo capacity remains limited.”

The sort of goods moving along this global conveyor belt 30,000 feet in the sky also track the pandemic’s unfurling. Masks and gloves have given way to

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