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In New York, Omicron revives dark memories of a nightmarish 2020

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New York (AFP) – With restaurants in Brooklyn closing in rapid succession and lines at Covid-19 test centers swelling by the day, fears are growing in New York of a return to the nightmare of 2020, when the city was the global epicenter of the pandemic. In Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood alone, more than a dozen bars and restaurants have had to close temporarily amid a recent surge in infections among their workers and patrons.  Near popular McCarren Park, around 30 people are lined up at a medical van offering rapid tests. “It feels very reminiscent of March 2020,” said Spencer Reiter, a 2…

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