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New York City’s subway system was a major disseminator of coronavirus infection

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the staff  of the Ridgewood blog

New York NY   it is no surprise to anyone who has ever taken a filthy subway in New York City ,  that a  study from MIT claims that New York City became the American epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic because of the close proximity of its residents in mass transportation.

The paper, by MIT economics professor and physician Jeffrey Harris, claims a parallel between high ridership of the subway system, which packs in up to 5 million passengers a day, “and the rapid, exponential surge in infections” in the first two weeks of March.

“New York City’s multitentacled subway system was a major disseminator — if not the principal transmission vehicle — of coronavirus infection during the initial takeoff of the massive epidemic,” argues Harris, who works as a physician in Massachusetts.

http://web.mit.edu/jeffrey/harris/HarrisJE_WP2_COVID19_NYC_13-Apr-2020.pdf

One thought on “New York City’s subway system was a major disseminator of coronavirus infection

  1. on the upside, they are finally cleaning it

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