COVID-19 has not surged in cities with big protests, but it has in states that reopened early. Here are possible reasons


The United States may be seeing the most compelling evidence yet that the best way to stop the coronavirus is also the most disruptive and difficult: Stay home and avoid other people.At first glance, the evidence seems conflicting.States in the South and West that reopened their economies early and with few precautions are now grappling with huge surges in daily case counts, hospitalizations, and deaths.Yet Philadelphia, Chicago and other cities across the country have not seen the sharp, sustained spikes that were expected after hundreds of thousands of people gathered for protests against po…

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