[LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Wed Nov 18 19:40:02 GMT 2020


On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 11:44:03AM +0900, dbernat wrote:

> But if the desire is to really reduce the spread of Covid-19, the most
> effective way by far is a mandated shrinkage in urban size to at most 1
> million people.

That's ridiculous.  There's no correlation between city size or even
population density and covid spread, though there is one between
residential overcrowding and spread.

South Dakota doesn't even have a million people in the whole state, and
is ground zero of the current meltdown.  Tokyo is a huge and dense city
and doing fine compared to any place in the US.

> But such a change is probably heresy against conventional wisdom.

Because it has no causal justification.  Oh, and would be massively
costly in resources, productivity, and freedom.


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