This article has an excellent map showing early stay at home orders overlayed on amount of travel. A very clear indicator how important stay at home orders are.
The Times still whiffing here. The map’s travel distances are highly correlated with both population density and poverty. Most working poor don’t have the luxury of living within a mile of their job or grocery store, and are more likely to take care of relatives. The first version of this piece was way worse in a “lol look at these dumb hicks” kind of way. But it’s easy to say when you work for the Times, went to an Ivy, and the only time you’ve lived outside the urban northeast is a study abroad junket to Paris.
ah great point. thanks for calling that out.
that makes me a lot more optimistic about all this cell data.