Bi-Coastal Reversal of Fortunes

After being a “coronavirus horror” this spring, New York’s daily COVID-19 infections have plunged 90% since their April peak—while new cases in California have increased 10X since then.
 
What made the tables turn? 
 
The terrifying immediacy of New York's sirens and freezer trucks for dead bodies may have made residents extra vigilant. In California, temporary hospitals saw little use, and compliance has been less consistent.
 
Some say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s charismatic communication was another asset.
 
Another theory: California was spared the worst early on because it was initially hit with a less contagious strain than the one in New York.  
 
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