Friday, April 24, 2020


Texas and Maryland have about the same projected deaths by the time Covid is over, according to this, From IMHE.

I wonder why.  I mean Maryland and Texas both have poor people.  Both have urban centers.  Texas has a LOT more population than Maryland.  Maryland might be a bit denser, statewide, but parts of Texas to equal Maryland's population numbers are about as dense. 

Layperson Epidemiology can screw with your head.  Added to the shifting IMHE numbers as they re-adjust over time with more and better data. 

1 comment:

McChuck said...

Texas is warmer and dryer. These virii don't like that sort of weather.

That may not be the whole thing, but it is part of the thing. It's also a difference between NYfC and LA.