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Friday, March 27, 2020

As Californians grow accustomed to 6-foot social distancing, the coronavirus could have a chilling effect on the state's efforts to build more apartments near public transportation to solve its housing crisis.

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic leaders have championed urban housing as a way to address the ever-rising cost of living in California. The Democrats' argument had been gaining traction, but the coronavirus will likely stand in the way of that momentum. Opponents are blaming population density as a primary factor behind the pandemic's spread in urban areas, largely based on NYC's exponential increase in coronavirus cases and deaths.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo conceded as much this week when explaining why the virus has been found in 15 times as many New Yorkers as Californians so far. "We have one of the most dense, close environments in the country," he said Wednesday. "And that's why the virus communicated the way it did. Our closeness makes us vulnerable."

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One thing is for certain: this won't be the last virus of this type and severity, and this won't be the worst.

We may be entering a new era of seasonal shut downs.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-03-27 02:58 PM | Reply

We may be entering a new era of seasonal shut downs.
#1 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

This is the most I've agreed with you in a single day.

I'm thrilled.

And couldn't agree with you more. I work in the education system in California and was told to be ready to get back to the office April 3rd. I doubt they reopen schools by then, so I'm anticipating not going back to the office until July 1 at the earliest. Not much to do in the summer, but during this crisis, I believe we'll be prepping for a new 'distance learning' model that will be implemented in the fall.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-03-27 03:07 PM | Reply

@#2 ... Not much to do in the summer, but during this crisis, I believe we'll be prepping for a new 'distance learning' model that will be implemented in the fall. ...

Agreed.

If the virus does go dormant during the summer, we should the time to prepare for a possible second wave in the fall, or (worse) a wave every fall.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 03:15 PM | Reply

For purposes of a pandemic our cities are too densely packed. Who didn't know that? Same was true during the time of the bubonic plague in the Middle Ages. More people = more people getting infected.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-03-27 03:28 PM | Reply

#4,

But I wonder which party/ideology openly advocates bringing lots and lots more people from around the world with no limits, to make us look exactly like the over populated infested crapholes of the third world?

I know it aint the Republicans.

#5 | Posted by boaz at 2020-03-28 01:03 PM | Reply

"But I wonder which party/ideology openly advocates bringing lots and lots more people from around the world with no limits"

That ideology is called Capitalism. Both parties support it.
Capitalism demands growth.
Without immigration, the US population would be shrinking.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 01:07 PM | Reply

Capitalism doesnt demand growth, ponzi schemes do.

And quite frankly, I dont believe the U.S. would shrink and if we did, may be it would be a good thing.

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2020-03-28 03:21 PM | Reply

"Capitalism doesnt demand growth"

You've said some dumb things, Boaz, but this one belongs in your Greatest Hits.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 03:32 PM | Reply

Public transportation, multi use shopping bags and dense urban housing, the problem fixes itself.

#9 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-28 04:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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