Though data on coronavirus testing has been spotty, what is available shows just how behind the United States is in its screening efforts. 1/
This one graph shows the severe problems that the U.S. has had in rolling out coronavirus testing. Very unsettling.
Similar plot of South Korea vs US #COVID19 test data today ; it includes more recent CDC data, the cumulative N of tests 55 days after each country's 1st patient was diagnosed, confirmed cases, and has a different Y-axis display from mine
Though data on coronavirus testing has been spotty, what is available shows just how behind the United States is in its screening efforts. Here's how testing efforts in the U.S. compare with those in Italy and South Korea.
South Korea: 1 – They have scaled up testing rapidly to more than 10,000 tests daily. [The chart on the left is from ] 2 – While the country was hit early, the number of deaths has stayed low. [The chart on the right is from ]
we don't have good global testing data, but the U.S and South Korea are an interesting comparison: Both countries saw their first confirmed cases around Jan. 22, but look at how South Korea ramped up its testing efforts in the weeks that followed
U.S. Lags in Coronavirus Testing After Slow Response to Outbreak
"Recent data shows that about 125 people per million have been tested in the United States — far fewer than most other countries where data is available." Story: Data:
You should know about the differences between the feeble, non-transparent #COVID19 federal test numbers and results vs the state. local test tracking starting March 4 w/ full transparency
about 125 people per million have been tested in the United States — far fewer than most other countries where data is available.
This is how behind the U.S. is in coronavirus testing
Unless you are a celebrity or a professional athlete, #COVID19 #Coronavirus testing has been spotty and not easily available in the United States. This means the number of cases likely severely underestimate the spread of the pandemic.
Canada has done more #coronavirus testing than the U.S. - where testing is done manually, and individual labs can perform only 40-60 tests daily via #COVID19
U.S. Lags in Coronavirus Testing After Slow Response to Outbreak
We've heard from doctors, journalists, and policy makers that our data has helped them make decisions in the absence of data from the CDC or any other government source. One example of where this data has been used
U.S. Leadership Lags behind South Korea and Italy in responsible reaction to Outbreak
U.S. Lags in Coronavirus Testing and equipment. We have been told use of the mask in clinics unnecessary