Testing Does Not Create Cases — Covid-19 Does!

The covid-19 storm has ravaged the US since it started in February.

During the past 45 days, however, the storm has homed in on different states than in the beginning. Deaths have grown 3X faster in the 25 states now bearing the brunt of the covid-19 storm than in the states where it first hit.

Tests are up dramatically in all states — because testing is needed in a pandemic. As the table shows, testing is up 352% to 409%.

Growth in Covid-19 Deaths, Cases, and Tests: May 1 — June 15, 2020

Increased testing does not lead to increased cases.

Even over the past 2 weeks the growth rate of deaths and cases is high in high-growth states while growth in testing is steady across all states, 107% to 109%.

Growth in Covid-19 Deaths, Cases, and Tests: June 2 — June 15, 2020

Testing is a medical necessity to fight the covid-19 storm. It does not cause cases.

References: Covid-19 Deaths — USA facts; Covid Tests — The Covid Tracking Project

Writing on Covid-19 and County Health Risk Factors

Medicare Population Flu ShotsDo Counties proactively administering flu shots better protect their populations from covid-19 infections and deaths?

Population Density and Distance to SupermarketsHow much covid spread is there when the majority of County households are clustered near supermarkets?

Respiratory DiseaseHow are small, rural Counties with high rates of COPD surviving the ravages of covid-19?

Strong Voting Party Majorities — What does loyal presidential party voting deliver to Counties in the time of covid-19?

Diabetes Incidence — How are Counties with high Diabetes rates faring during the crisis?

Above Average White, Hispanic, and African American Counties — If all men and women are created equal, what would make the Counties they live in more equitable?

Originally published at http://pinpointtargeting.net.

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