But through April 6th at least, Philadelphia hasn’t been much like New York City when it comes to coronavirus fatalities. Philly has a death rate of 2 per 100,000 compared to 25 in NYC.
I presume these statistics are likely to converge, but how fast? Are these differences just due to random initial events, or are there actual major differences that will remain important in the long run?
In general, pattern recognition has been difficult throughout this crisis, with no end of surprises.