Among the 20 million residents of Florida, a quarter of them are over sixty. The state also has millions of younger tourists visiting annually.
And according to Business Insider, that could make Florida a veritable super-spreader of the coronavirus.
In Italy, young people tend to commute to work and congregate in crowded cities, then return home to live with their older parents.
In Florida, older residents have lots of contact from younger people coming in from larger cities, too.
I am freaking out. They absolutely did not take this seriously soon enough. Just yesterday, the beaches and Disney were still packed. Fran Greenberg, 63 Resident, Boca Raton, Florida
Public officials say the lack of testing could be even more problematic for Florida, given its unique mix of the young and old.