"Urban Density Is Not an Enemy in the Coronavirus Fight: Evidence from China"

World Bank | April 20, 2020

Making a link between a city’s density and its vulnerability to epidemics may seem like an obvious connection.  But it may, in fact, be off the mark.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its spread across the globe, places with high urban population density have seemed to be especially at risk to some observers.