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Coronavirus case trajectories by country – update

  1. Jorge Buzaglo
    March 19, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I wonder about the usefulness of this information, given the fact that the number of “coronavirus cases” in the figure (i.e. confirmed positive, tested cases) differ from the number of virus-infected people in the general population, which is much larger. The number of positively tested people depends not only on the number of infected people, but also, for instance, on the medical capabilities and epidemiological strategies of the different countries. (The laissez-faire, neoliberal, social-Darwinian strategy, for instance, would be to test and treat only those who can pay for it. Those who can’t pay are unfit to survive.)

  2. March 19, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    The slope of the US and other english speaking countries is among the steepest. Italy and Spain are flattening.

    Thank you for updating this graph.

  3. Helge Nome
    March 19, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks. I have shared the graph.

  4. David E.
    March 20, 2020 at 4:43 am

    Regardless of the total number of cases or the size of the country, it is the acceleration of the virus in countries whose paths appear above the dotted (33% daily increase) line which should alarm at least those of us in the U.S.

    • Jorge Buzaglo
      March 20, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      I see now. The next question would be: why just 33% is an important figure?

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