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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 Jun. 11, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Has anybody pointed out that COVID-19's path across the U.S. is weirdly tracking domestic migration flows?

The states with the highest net domestic migration—ie, the most Americans moving there every year—are Florida, Texas, Arizona, and the Carolinas.

COVID cases are rising in all.

Other than California, the states with the lowest domestic migration—ie, the most Americans leaving—are New York, Illinois, and New Jersey.

COVID cases falling in all.

I don't have a causal theory here, other than "the northeast got clobbered and shut everything down while sunnier states with lower initial outbreaks are seeing the drawbacks of a casual approach to containment." Just a weird thing!

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