Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge By Helen Rappaport St. Martin's. 430 pp. $27.99 --- March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution By Will Englund Norton. 387 pp. $27.95 --- Lenin on the Train By Catherine Merridale Metropolitan. 354 pp.
When the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged across the United States in the 1980s, the federal government looked the other way. The result was unimaginable suffering and the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives. If you think our federal government learned the lessons of that moral outrage, think again.
What if I told you that there are now over 200,000 people infected with the hepatitis C virus in our state, and that these numbers-especially among young New Yorkers-are growing, fueled in large part by the opioid epidemic?