Not yet. Testing is a joke in the US, and there’s so much noise in the data that there’s not much point in trying to make graphs anymore.
I’m kind of torn at the moment. There’s an argument to be made that since we’ve totally screwed the pooch on this, just go ahead and open everything back up. The death toll will be in the millions instead of hundreds of thousands, but it might save some jobs.
I guess you could go death-cult and say if we don’t test anyone at all, we can’t have any covid deaths, just a surge in pneumonia deaths, and that *might* trick the market into calming down.
I’m not an economist, what would be the effect on the economy if we had 3-5 million dead Americans from pulmonary disease in the next 12 months?