What Does and Doesn't Make the Coronavirus Problem Worse
Things we have reason to believe can spread COVID-19:
- Cool weather (5–11°C).
- Lack of UV.
- Large institutions (schools, prisons, nursing homes).
- Large celebrations allowed by stupid mayors.
- Lack of masks.
- Languages with lots of vowels.
Things we have reason to believe that do not increase COVID-19 deaths:
- Walkable neighborhoods.
- Ventilator shortages.
- Global trade.
We still don't know if mandatory lockdowns are needed. We have reason to believe people were social-distancing themselves anyway. (This also implies that ending such lockdowns won't revive the economy.)