If you're going to pitch softballs, and hang them right over the plate, I'm going to swing on them:
"I must have been out in the parking lot smoking during class. I admit it.1) Depends on what you were smoking during your break.
Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. 5.5 million people. 4100 cases. 60 Deaths.
Why doesn't this terrify me?"
2) No one hereabouts ever suggested you be terrified. Mature common sense is another matter.
3) Do you imagine the virus infects differently in small populations?
4) Or is it that you think the Great Basin is magically immune from infection and death? Do you have evidence that in Sheridan, Ogden, or Coeur d'Alene, this won't kill anyone? Show your work.
5) Is it barely possible, do you suppose, that spreading those 5.5M people over 266,283 Mi² (versus the 18M people just in NYFCs 302 mi²), in the states ranked 10, 13, and 14 overall in terms of size among 50 U.S. states, might have had some wee effect on the relative severity of case outbreak in the respective locales referenced? (We may be misinformed, but when last we looked, it was noted that there are more sheep than people in WY, for but one example.) I'm not positive, but I'm going to go with the concept that spreading only 1/3 as many people as in NYFC over an area 881 times as vast (hmmm..."social distancing"?) might rather handily explain a lot of what you observe. (21 persons/mi² vs. 59,603 persons/ mi².?) Discuss.
6) The entire US "only" had 4000 cases by mid-March. A lot of people - many who should have known better - didn't think much of it then, either. So...how'd that work out for us?
Just wondering, but a suggestion would be to submit to urinalysis to determine the cause of any possible malfunction.
If that comment was meant to mock people that dense, I'm sorry for them. If you were seriously suggesting anything close to it yourself, I'm sorry for you.