Coronavirus info for fellow New Yorkers

For my own future reference, and for the benefit of any fellow residents of New York State, here are a few links to some useful information on coronavirus cases.

The thing I like about these pages is that they're broken down by county.  We all know that the number of cases and infection rates vary by state, but it's important to remember that they also vary within the state.  This is useful for judging the relative risk of activities based on where you are.

In general, the more rural counties have lower infection rates than those with major cities.  In fact, the virus is practically absent from some of the more rural counties.  Does this mean you can just ignore the pandemic?  No.  But it's useful information to include in your risk assessments.  Maybe knowing that the infection rate in your area is very low will take some weight off your mind.  Or maybe you can take a vacation or a long weekend in a county with a very low rate and do some of those activities that you might not feel comfortable with at home.

But that's just my two cents.  As always with the pandemic, decisions have trade-offs and we're operating with incomplete information.  All we can do is to try our best to think clearly, assess the risks and rewards of the choices available to us, and make the best decision we can with what we have at the time.

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