Changing city density is not necessarily going to have positive benefits on public health

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The number of coronavirus cases in the US has passed 4.3 million, accounting for over one-quarter of all confirmed Covid-19 infections around the world. While badly hit countries like China, Italy and the UK have managed to significantly reduce infection rates in recent months, the top public health official in the US warned that America is “still knee-deep in the first wave” of the pandemic, with cities continuing to be hotspots for infection. But does this simply mean it is more dangerous to live within cities during a pandemic?

Period27 Jul 2020

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  • TitleChanging city density is not necessarily going to have positive benefits on public health
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletRadio Sputnik
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size6:13
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date27/07/2020
    DescriptionThe number of coronavirus cases in the US has passed 4.3 million, accounting for over one-quarter of all confirmed Covid-19 infections around the world. While badly hit countries like China, Italy and the UK have managed to significantly reduce infection rates in recent months, the top public health official in the US warned that America is “still knee-deep in the first wave” of the pandemic, with cities continuing to be hotspots for infection. But does this simply mean it is more dangerous to live within cities during a pandemic?
    Producer/AuthorRadio Sputnik
    URLhttps://soundcloud.com/radiosputnik/changing-city-density-is-not-necessarily-going-to-have-positive-benefits-on-public-health-professor
    PersonsDeepti Adlakha