The Problem with the New York Times‘ COVID-19 Map

Yes, it makes sense to measure outbreaks per 100,000 people; more populated counties are going to have a higher number of cases than sparsely-populated ones. But an outbreak of about 8 new cases in a week in Motley County, Texas, is just not as worrisome as more than 10,000 new cases in week in Wayne County, Michigan.

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