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. 27, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Deaths per million: U.S. states vs. other countries

Hawaii (10) ≈ South Korea (5), or Greece (13)
Texas (23) = Israel (23)
D.C. (260) ≈ Sweden (212), or Netherlands (261)
Michigan (333) ≈ France (350)
Massachusetts (424) ≈ Italy (440)
New York (1,135) ≈ San Marino (1,208)


1. tried to keep it to countries w/ trustworthy stats, but the data is janky. this is not apples to apples, it's "apple-ish fruits to apple-ish fruits."

2. underlying reality is dynamic, so comparisons may be wrong soon.

3. density, weather, something something


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