Infections are rising fastest outside the big cities first afflicted
DURING MOST of the coronavirus period, President Donald Trump has acted as if only part of America has been affected: the Democratic part. Early on, he called the virus the Democrats’ “new hoax”. He claimed that only Democratic states were asking for bail-outs from the costs of it and has sided with the many Republicans demanding the prompt reopening of locked-down states.
And for most of the course of the disease, Democrats have indeed been worse affected. It is a rule of American politics that Democratic control increases with population density. So do coronavirus infections. New York, New Orleans, Chicago