High density traffic on Bourbon Street seen as likely cause for virus outbreak in Louisiana

NY Times:

A Different Kind of Storm: New Orleans Facing Deadly Virus Outbreak

Louisiana may be experiencing the world’s fastest growth in new cases. Medical experts said Mardi Gras might have accelerated the crisis.
There is little social distancing during Mardi Gras.  The streets in New Orlean's French Quarter are usually jam-packed with people throwing beads at women who expose their breasts.  It is a boozy atmosphere of revelers from around the world.  It is as jammed as mass transportation in New York City which probably helped to spread the virus.

What we are seeing is that high-density populations and events breeding grounds for the spread of the virus.  Rural counties where transportation is mostly in individual vehicles are seeing much less of the spread.


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