If France isn't doing significantly worse than the US, then the US is doing something very wrong. Why?

France is a high density country, where a huge portion of the population use public transportation.

The US has low population density and very little use of public transportation which ought to give them very good COVID19 numbers.

It makes more sense to compare France to Michigan which has similar population density to France. France has 44 dead per 100 000. Michigan has 62.

US Statistics by state: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1109011/coronavirus-covid19-death-rates-us-by-state/

American cities have broad streets and pavements. Not like Southern Europe with narrow streets and lots of people crowding the place.

America has every advantage possible in being a star performer with respect to COVID19 yet it isn't.

The US should have been more like my native Norway with 4.7 cases per 100 000. Yes that is low, but Germany probably did a better job than us at 10 per 100 000. However Germany has much higher population density pull them back.

European statistics: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1111779/coronavirus-death-rate-europe-by-country/

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