History tells us pandemics have two endings: the social end and the medical end. New York City seems to be inching toward the former, latter be damned; Steinway Street in Astoria over the weekend resembled Bourbon Street during peak Mardi Gras. On the medical front, hospitalizations in New York City hit new lows, and breakthroughs in treatments and vaccines look promising. But cases are surging elsewhere and the virus could “boomerang.”   These scenarios collide, mightily and messily, in the reopening of schools. How the city can safely feed, transport and educate more than 1 million children feels like an insurmountable challenge. And … Continue reading