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The Bx32 bus drives under the elevated stop of the 4 train at E. Burnside Ave. and Jerome Ave. in the Bronx, NY, on April 19, 2020. South Bronx’s NY-15, New York’s chief congressional district and home to the most NYC essential workers, is the poorest in the nation. Its residents suffer from the state’s worst rates of asthma, diabetes, hypertension and obesity, and therefore, a disproportionately high risk of death by a disease like Covid-19. (Photo by Yana Paskova/For The Washington Post)

The Bx32 bus drives under the elevated stop of the 4 train at E. Burnside Ave. and Jerome Ave. in the Bronx, NY, on April 19, 2020. South Bronx’s NY-15, New York’s chief congressional district and home to the most NYC essential workers, is the poorest in the nation. Its residents suffer from the state’s worst rates of asthma, diabetes, hypertension and obesity, and therefore, a disproportionately high risk of death by a disease like Covid-19. (Photo by Yana Paskova/For The Washington Post)