At last, someone is getting smart enough to ask for the per-capita rates instead of the raw numbers.
Well, right. The moment somebody starts a tirade with “OMG! We have the most cases in the world! OMG!!!!!” , I just thing “Well, there’s one more math illiterate” and move on.
I’ll post some state data today.
Either there is something that New York City is doing very badly or there is a convergence of situations that make that city a perfect storm for this virus.
I’m going with the latter. NYC has massive international travel. The New York subway system is an extremely efficient system for moving contagion around to a very large number of people, who live vertically, meaning that in the winter and spring (with their windows closed) everyone in a building is sharing the same air, more or less.
Miami: Warmer, has a substantially lower % of vertical living, but the windows are open, and many more people drive to work in their own self-contained environments.