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3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Derek Thompson+ Your Authors @DKThomp Writer at @TheAtlantic. Host of podcast CRAZY/GENIUS. Author of book HIT MAKERS. Talker on NPR's @hereandnow and @CBSNews. derek[at]theatlantic[dot]com Apr. 20, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

"The Subways Seeded the Massive Coronavirus Epidemic in New York City"
 https://www.nber.org/papers/w27021 

NYC's decision to cut back its subway service "likely accelerated the spread of coronavirus" in the outer boroughs by densely packing commuters in fewer trains.

"How ironic it is that, from the public health perspective, the optimal policy would have been to double – maybe even triple – the frequency of train service."

A good ex of where leaders failed to update from Economics Brain to Public Health Brain. Distancing > penny-pinching!

And—because fog of pandemic/all that is certain melts into air/etc—here's an interesting criticism of the paper-->

 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdy33/its-easy-but-wrong-to-blame-the-subway-for-the-coronavirus-pandemic 


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