Monday, November 16, 2009

Contagious Contagion

Make of this what you will. Louisiana was the first state to get seriously hit and spread most slowly to New England.  Utah and Florida share the title for not yet hitting the threshold number of cases.  Hmmn.  What do these two states share in common?

What is important to note is that this figure does not at all reflect linkages to the outside world.  That is, we could have expected states with the greatest amount of overseas traffic to get hit first and worst, but that is obviously not how this pandemic is spreading.  Hard to see how Montana or Wyoming get hit sooner than New York.  Just goes to show how little I know about pandemics, other than the Z-flu.

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