“Seattle’s leaders moved fast to persuade people to stay home and follow the scientists’ advice; New York’s leaders, despite having a highly esteemed public-health department, moved more slowly, offered more muddied messages, and let politicians’ voices dominate.” The New Yorker: Seattle’s Leaders Let Scientists Take the Lead. New York’s Did Not. (And as you’ll see in this article, these were not, and are not, easy decisions…)