Senior editor @TheAtlantic. Writes about the economics and psychology of work and play. Email: derek[at]theatlantic[dot]com
The largest outbreak in South Korea came from a church. The largest outbreak in France came from a church. The latest outbreak in Germany came from a church. The latest CDC investigation traces a rural Arkansas outbreak—from a church.
You can see evidence of behavior divergence between the northeast cities and Texas in the software data. In mid-April, there was a 26-point gap between the decline in small business activity in NYC vs. Austin. Now it's a 40-point gap.
@NateSilver538 I'd love the Times to offer a weekly list/digest of this incredible graph--> As of today, DC, Boston, Philly, Worcester, Chicago, Fargo, Des Moines, and Sioux Falls SD all have more confirmed cases/pop in the last 4 weeks than the greater NYC area
Now that's three CDC studies—from a Chinese restaurant, a Korean call center, and an American choir practice—all finding that talking, laughing, singing in close quarters, in unventilated interiors, for many hours, is the perfect storm for a COVID super-spreader event.
It's hard to pick out the most brutal detail from this overview of Bill de Blasio's horrible March, so I'm just going to go with ... this entire paragraph.
New paper: More than 40% of white Harvard admits are “ALDC”: athletes, legacy, Dean’s interest (donors' kids), or children of faculty Researchers find: 1. 70+% of such admits would be rejected w/o preferences. 2. Without ALDC preferences, total admits would be more diverse.