Are Suburbs Safer From Coronavirus? Probably Not
“Rural populations have less means to contract it, but rural populations have less means to treat it.”
“There was a health penalty when you lived in cities,” says Roger Keil, a professor of urban studies at York University in Toronto who wrote recently wrote in The Conversation about the urban frontiers where new infectious diseases flourish. Measles, whooping cough, tuberculosis and other viruses were particularly rampant in early 19th century cities, before better sanitation, vaccination and wider access to healthcare cleaned them up.