[ExI] new covid case rates

Henry Rivera hrivera at alumni.virginia.edu
Sun Apr 18 18:05:26 UTC 2021

From a local article today: https://www.newsbreak.com/n/0ZJno9qE

“While COVID-19 has spread to nearly every part of the country, cities continue to be the sites of major outbreaks. Experts agree that the virus is more likely to spread in group settings where large numbers of people routinely have close contact with one another, such as colleges, nursing homes, bars, and restaurants. Metropolitan areas with a high degree of connectivity between different neighborhoods and a large population may be particularly at-risk. 
In the 50 largest metro areas, the incidence of coronavirus grew at an average rate of 23.6 new cases a day per 100,000 residents in the past week -- 13.9% greater than the case growth in all counties outside of metro areas.           ... To determine the county in every metropolitan area where COVID-19 is growing the slowest, 24/7 Wall St. compiled and reviewed data from state and local health departments. We ranked counties according to the average number of new daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the seven days ending Apr. 15. To estimate the incidence of COVID-19 at the metropolitan level, we aggregated data from the county level using boundary definitions from the U.S. Census Bureau. Population data used to adjust case and death totals came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey and are five-year estimates. Unemployment data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is not seasonally adjusted.”

> From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
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> Subject: Re: [ExI] new covid case rates
> >…I seem to recall an aerial photo you sent me with the prices of the houses on it.  I assumed that it was an area you lived in - correct?  If so you are definitely urban.  Rural houses have much more distance between houses.  This assumes that I know something about urban sociology (but I don't)  bill w
> Ja.  If here is urban, then most of the US population is urban.  What we need is to somehow divide the population down the middle, if that can be done.  But even that is very ambiguous, because people travel.  It isn’t the housing density that matters as much as the population density in the houses.  Many urbanites seldom go outdoors, but many rural dwellers travel every day to the city.
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