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AIDS Altered the Fabric of New York in Ways Subtle and Vast.
June 4, 2001 8:32 AM   Subscribe

AIDS Altered the Fabric of New York in Ways Subtle and Vast. (NYTimes, reg. required) "...New York City after AIDS is somewhat like America after World War II.."
posted by nonharmful (4 comments total)

 
Interesting view on 'AIDS in the city'.


AIDS morphed the insurance, fashion, philanthropic, health care, real estate and music industries, and altered the hip quotient among the social set's choices in entertainment and charitable causes.


AIDS has killed 75,000 New Yorkers, nearly 20 percent of the Americans who have died of AIDS since it was first identified 20 years ago.


posted by nonharmful at 8:38 AM on June 4, 2001


I know this is sick, but isn't it interesting how nature creates it's own popualtion control through disease?
posted by sinphonic at 9:32 AM on June 4, 2001


No sicker than floods, droughts, famines, fires, and competition for resources in general. In other words, not sick at all... unless that was some kind of pun.
posted by techgnollogic at 12:47 PM on June 4, 2001


"...New York City after AIDS is somewhat like America after World War II.."

Whoever wrote that line is on crack and needs to go interview someone who was actually around following WWII. The changes brought on by AIDS in NYC are mostly localized in particular pockets, and what broader changes have been wrought are far more subtle than the massive and widespread impact of the WWII war effort and aftermath. I do not mean to de-emphasize the blight that AIDS is, but it is not nearly in the same league as the bloodshed and longterm trauma of World War II. Especially in NYC. Now, if you want to talk about its effects in Africa, that's another discussion.
posted by lenticular at 1:58 PM on June 4, 2001


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