[ExI] schools, was: RE: Even India and Haiti do it better

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat May 9 13:52:16 UTC 2020

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 1:49 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

*> the overall signal is clear enough: infections per capita are all about
> population density. *

The population of Seoul South Korea is 9.7 million and has a area of 234
square miles giving a population density of 41 thousand per square mile.
New York City has a population of 8.4 million and a area of 469 square
miles giving a population density of 18 thousand per square miles. So the
population of Seoul is 2.28 times denser than New York City.

 > *The hardest-hit areas are those dependent on mass transit.*

Seoul's subway system is almost as long as New York's, 220 miles versus 236
miles, and Seoul has a much higher annual ridership, 2837 million versus
1680 million.

South Korea reported its first case of COVID-19 on the same day the US did,
and 7 weeks ago both countries had the same number of deaths from it, but
today 26,358 people in New York City have died of COVID-19 but in all of
South Korea (not just Seoul) there have only been 256 deaths.

So Spike, your theory just doesn't fit the facts, and when a theory doesn't
fit the facts it must be abandoned.

 John K Clark
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