eolesen wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:55 am Huh. We're in the middle of a viral crisis that seems to be spread where there's high density housing and a huge reliance on public transit.Are you serious? So because of a global pandemic, India should do something about its massive population density? China? Many other cities around the world?
And we should encourage more of that?.... There's a reason that the counties *outside* Metra's service area have only 1-5 cases compared to hundreds in the counties adjacent to Cook...
You have to remember this is an unusual situation and that the rate of testing in many countries, including the United States, is still incredibly low. High density and mass transit saves the planet both environmentally and health-wise. There's a problem to every solution, but does that mean we should go back to everyone in single-family homes in suburban areas driving cars everywhere? Absolutely not. This worldwide issue is so much more complex than "high density and mass transit spread the virus faster."
The U.S. took far too long to take action, and still hasn't taken enough. Here's a good article on NYC density in this pandemic: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/upsh ... risks.html
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