Updating charts for the U.S. vs EEU27 comparatives through 04/08/2020 (CEDC timeline). All notes are in the charts
Meanwhile, U.S. newsflow: https://twitter.com/gavinsblog/status/1290630800401145856?s=20.
Takeaways from the above:
- EU27 are now experiencing renewed upward momentum in new cases which is yet to translate into similar trend in daily deaths.
- The U.S. remains global basket case across both new cases and daily deaths counts.
- The U.S. deaths rates are now on a sustained uplift, as was predicted on this blog some time ago.
Comparing aggregate numbers:
Having started on the COVID19 road somewhat later, the U.S. has now briskly surpassed all competitors. The U.S. accounts for 25.8 percent of ALL COVID19 cases globally, it also accounts for 22.4 percent of all deaths globally. This is despite the fact that the U.S. accounts for just 4.3 percent of global population. U.S. mortality rate (rate of deaths per number infected) is statistically similar to the global. That is right: the most expensive - by a factor of 40% - healthcare system in the world is not doing all too well at keeping people alive. U.S. infection rate is currently 6 times (!) higher than global.
Meanwhile, the dithering fool from the White House is degenerating into a clown on live TV.