COVID19 in the USA

This map shows the census tracts (in black) where about 67% of the USA population lives (2010 data) overlaid onto the NYTimes map of COVID19 cases (3/22/2020).  Sorry about the problem with northwest Washington state!

The implication is obvious, and should have been clear to everyone for a while now:  Two thirds of the population of the USA is at immediate risk of infection from the virus.  If unconstrained, that’s more than 200 million cases, with a mortality rate somewhere between 0.1% and 1.0%.  That’s a lot of people at risk of death, up to two million.

Let’s hope that the increasing number of areas on lock-down slow the spread and reduce the number!

Be well, readers.  (Both of you!)

4 Responses to COVID19 in the USA

  1. Guy Savage says:

    Signing in. I had no social life anyway, so the beat goes on.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Gary. I’m sure you are making good use of your time.

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