Heather Digby Parton:The US compared with the rest of the world, May 1st, #COVID19— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) May 1, 2020
8 times as many expected confirmed cases
6.5 times as many expected deaths
based on population pic.twitter.com/DtqHm2M4cP
I was watching the BBC a couple of days ago and they interviewed people in different countries about what they are seeing from the US. More than one said we looked like a third world country with long lines for food and bodies piled in freezer trucks.The main discussion at that link is a Twitter thread from David Wallace Wells's (of New York Magazine) attempts to answer the questions:
Why is it that all efforts to project the future of the pandemic seem unable to see more than a week into the future? Why are they almost unanimous in projecting a precipitous decline that is almost every day contradicted by the number of new deaths?
Jared Kushner described what led to those deaths as "a great success story".One coronavirus death in the United States was reported every 44 seconds during the month of April.— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) May 1, 2020
US: 1,160,774 cases and 67,444 deaths.
1. It’s odd that Trump is now publicly ordering his chief of staff around on Twitter— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 2, 2020
2. Trump doesn’t like the fact that his testing talking points are undercut by there not being enough coronavirus tests for US senators
3. It’s “Capitol Hill” pic.twitter.com/2maIHzY2Tp
This is like saying you saved someone’s life because you decided not to murder them https://t.co/LAdo06Dkue— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 2, 2020
Your honor, think of all the people I DIDN’T eat. I am a hero. - Jeffrey Dahmer— SeanGroark (@SeanGroark) May 2, 2020