Of the 20 most populous cities in the U.S., San Francisco has the lowest death rate per capita from COVID-19. If the entire country had followed the city’s approach, says a doctor, there would be just 50,000 dead from the pandemic instead of 220,000+
Experts credit San Francisco’s success to a long partnership between public health officers and universities, most notably during the AIDS crisis. San Francisco is not monolithic, but its residents largely followed health guidelines.
Terrific story by on how San Francisco became national leader among big cities in controlling Covid I'm quoted, w/ stat that we'd have 150K fewer deaths if US mirrored SF's death rate. Biggest risk: complacency – need to keep it up!
The tech industry played a role too. Companies ordered their employees to work from home two weeks before San Francisco and other Bay Area counties shut down, Signaling to the rest of the region that they were taking the coronavirus seriously.
"Experts credit San Francisco’s success to a long partnership between public health officers and universities, most notably during the AIDS crisis. San Francisco is not monolithic, but its residents largely followed health guidelines."
#SanFrancisco learned the hard way about the value of Disaster Preparedness. Thank goodness that ⁦⁩ is a native w/strong muscle memory of The City’s past public health, and other major crises — and a deep appreciation of MEDICAL SCIENCE.
“We have, at least so far, done everything right” -- How San Francisco became a #COVID19 success story as other cities stumbled, by via
8/ Finally, let’s home in on San Francisco. As this piece from yesterday's describes, SF remains a bright light among the largest U.S. cities . I’ll start the SF update with the view from , and then broaden the lens to all of SF.