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Coronavirus Update

The Provincetown Data Isn’t What It Seems

The CDC relied on data from an outbreak in Provincetown for its new mask mandate, but various analysts are pointing out it’s a mistake to draw new conclusions from it. 

Here’s one thread:


And another: 

This thread points out why Provincetown, with its gay partying, isn’t a good proxy for the rest of the country:

A subsequent update thread:

And Andrew Sullivan also noted it’s a mistake to extrapolate from Provincetown.

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