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Old 9th May 2020, 11:55
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
I agree, but it seems very clear from the data that the infection rate in densely populated areas is a great deal faster than it is in sparsely populated areas. This seems pretty obvious - wherever people are packed more closely together infection is likely to spread more rapidly. It's a principle that has been known since long before this pandemic, and applies to all infections diseases where the spread is from an airborne pathogen. It's such a well-established principle that we've been using it to reduce the spread of infectious disease since long before we had drugs and vaccination.

Quarantine is also a well established principle.

Not that long ago we were doing it for mumps, measles, you name it.

The time to act throughout this thing has generally been two weeks prior, such is the mobility of the contagion and ourselves.

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