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COVID-19: Hotels used as homeless shelters as pandemic hits NY economy

Empty hotels in New York are being used to shelter the homeless as the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll on the city’s economy.

The unemployment rate is twice the national average at 16%, and tensions are high – with some residents voicing concerns over increased crime and drug abuse on the streets.

While strict measures have now brought levels of coronavirus infection under control, many fear the longer-lasting social and economic costs of the pandemic are far from over in America’s most populated city.

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    Back in the UK, we are giving money to immigrants coming in at dover to stay at 4 star hotels and forgetting we have homeless people on streets that struggle everyday through the cold weather.

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    I don't know why USA like to bring a war to other country,send their army around the world by using the tax payer's money,rather than save the homeless Ppl
    inside US.

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    The insurgence is upon us. #Kontrol19

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    If Biden gets in this is the destiny of every US city

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    There’s nothing complicated about it at all. Both the Democrats and the drug addicts are destroying one of the greatest cities in the world.

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    The state pays a lot of money for these rooms, that's why they need stimulus.

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    How not to wear a mask. Jesus.

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    Legal Latino Heat

    Democrat Cities are the worst. They use the people as victim.

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    Yet convicted criminals were let out of prison to protect them from being in too close quarters? What an absolute farce

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    I think there are 3 empty houses in the U.S. for every homeless person. Ten years ago it was almost 20 empty houses per person w/o.

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    When I was in nyc I was hit over the head by a homeless man and I was knocked out. In hospital for two days, missed our flight, and airline would not give us money back and had to pay some of the health care bill as well. Cost us thousands.

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    Francisco Zurbaran

    No to forced vaccines

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    It is a sad sad situation.

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    https://youtu.be/6HLcg9n-WPs Group of expert scientists gather to talk about masks, mainstream media lies, and propaganda

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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2020/10/17/us-scientists-worry-as-more-say-theyll-refuse-covid-19-vaccine/amp/. banned from Hatebook

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    Since history began… there has been those that have and those that don’t… never mix in the same neighborhood well, never will

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    What propaganda

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    What a disaster , the world is on its knees

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    Democratic City…

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    At least Sally got her free holiday to NYC, that's all she cares about really. Human suffering means nothing to Sky News.

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    Cities run by democrats and it ain't corona hitting the economy it's the stupid lockdowns

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    The only time when people help the homeless is when coronavirus came people didn't care before smh

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    I just thank God I've got a place of my own, I wouldn't last long on the streets, I don't think.

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    I heard the Covid-19 is an evilplan to bankrupt global economy so that wealthy chinese will buy and own absolutely everything. World War III = The chinese started, the chinese won. 😳

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    ludzie mówiący do kamery nie mają masek, genialne przecież wirus boi się wywiadów 🌐😀

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    These are the signs of the end times!!! Judgement is coming! Jesus is returning soon! Repent and turn your life over to Him. There is eternal life only in Jesus! 🕛👆🌱🕊️🌍

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    Do Not Believe These Lies

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    It's never comfortable to be confronted with the broken infrastructures of our country that we like to keep hidden away from view. Being galvanised can result in a positive change for the poor and wealthy alike

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