Tuesday, July 28, 2020

10 Charts:

Margolis: 10 COVID-19 Charts You Need To See

If you listen to the mainstream media (and I don’t recommend it) it’s safe to say you’re probably not getting a balanced picture of the USA’s coronavirus situation.

They go for the headlines, the stuff that looks bad, in the hopes they can pin everything on Trump, or deflect criticism from Cuomo in New York, and generally make people afraid. But there’s a lot of stuff happening that doesn’t make it into the headlines or is ignored.

So, I’ve compiled some graphs, charts, etc., that show you what’s been going on lately that might not be getting the attention it deserves. Some of it is good news, some of it is bad, some just puts things into context, but it all matters.

1. Small businesses are still getting crushed

Have you seen your favorite local restaurant or shop go under? The longer we go without reopening, the harder small businesses are finding it to stay open. Even when this is over (assuming it ever is) your favorite places may no longer be in business

2. Testing, testing, testing

The USA is literally crushing it when it comes to testing compared to other countries. Remember when testing was hyped as the most important thing?

3. Putting COVID-19 cases in perspective

More tests mean more cases. And when you look at the raw numbers, it looks like the United States is experiencing a spike, while other countries are not. But what happens when the data is adjusted to account for the huge increase in U.S. testing?

it appears we must say this yet again: "discussing case counts in covid without reference to testing levels is tantamount to lying." it ignores sampling rate. test any given population twice as much as you find twice as many cases. it does not make disease more prevalent.

4. Stop blaming Florida!

The media wants you to believe that Florida is the new COVID-19 hotspot. Is it really?

7. The amazing declining fatality rate in Florida

The fatality rate of COVID-19 is declining in Florida, and probably elsewhere as well because of more effective treatments. This is good news.

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