I believe many are dying untested and unconfirmed. So no, not even remotely.
The numbers are way to low. You don't test, then you don't know.
Are we getting an accurate report on who has been infected? Of course not. We would have to subject every last soul for tests to find either the virus of its antibodies to know how many have contracted it.
People could be dying from it that never get tested
So I have my doubts.
You'd need to define what you mean by "numbers we are getting."
Numbers on MSNBC and CNN have lagged behind those in the links below by about 100 per day for the past several days.
To include the deaths in Italy.
My husband's hometown - where much of his family lives and where we own a home . . . The death and infection rate is higher.
could not get tested. So, I'm not in any statistics. I imagine there are a lot like me.
I'm hoping for an antibodies test.
Im not sure what to make of it. Its another study among many, but interesting nonetheless.
Divide on early, aggressive response (which incudes red Ohio) v. head in sand (which includes blue Louisiana).
While it is certainly reasonable to use response against specific red politicians in their re-election bids, the division as to early aggressive action is NOT red/blue.
At this point probably 75% of us in North America and Europe have been exposed to the virus.
Of that 75%, maybe 10% have shown some symptoms
Of THAT 10%, maybe 10% have shown, or will show severe symptoms
Of THAT 10%, maybe 5% will not survive.
I also believe that few of those infected will be tested, and that maybe a third to half of the fatalities will be correctly diagnosed as to cause of death.
I believe that more fatalities in Europe will be correctly diagnosed than in the USA because Republicans in the USA, due to Trump's foolish utterances, will be under pressure to say that everything is fine, and that people in their states who died from the virus might just as well have been run over by a truck, and a precise diagnosis will be slow (i.e. never) in coming.
More systematic testing was taking place in those states by about the 10th. By that point, I think it is safe to assume hospital admissions with COVID-19-like symptoms would have been tested, and if the case ended in death, it would have been be properly identified.
I'm not so sure about how extensively hospital admissions for respiratory symptoms were tested before that and have been assuming a number of COVID-19 hospitalizations that ended in death went unidentified in NY and WA prior to 3/10 or so.
The numbers in CA -- both cases and deaths -- are way off. They are not tracking in any coherent way (see quote below).
As far as other states. I don't trust any of their numbers. Systematic testing/reporting appears to be absent in a majority of them.
The states testing the most people per capital, WA and NY, have still only tested 40 to 50 people per 10,000. I think there are probably a lot more symptomatic people who have not been tested (either recovered already or just self-quarantined). Other states are waaayyy behind even those relatively low testing rates. Given such limited data, I have no idea how to even guesstimate. In particular, I think we have no f-ing idea how many undetected recovered people there are or exactly how may COVID-19 related deaths there have been to this point.
As far as currently active cases, about 70% of the nation, or 230 million live in a metropolitan statistical area of over 200,000 people. If I were forced to pull a number out of you know where, I'd say an average of 1 in 100 of these people, or about 2.3 million is either incubating or symptomatic. With a mortality rate of 1.5% (latest average I heard sometime last week), than approximately 34,000 of the currently infected wold be expected to die in the next 2 to 4 weeks.
Regarding testing/reporting in CA, from an article in The Guardian:
We are cobbling together various approaches, Susan Butler-Wu, an associate professor of clinical pathology at the University of Southern Californias Keck School of Medicine, told the LA Times. The whole thing is badly discombobulated ... I think 100% that the system is broken.
press didn't cover it for shit. We shall see what they do today.
So ironic that Sweden and the US are about as far apart in many ways as 2 western nations can be, BUT we are BOTH so fucked because of our two governments' handling of COVID-19. Polar opposite reasons, but same results, no shutdowns, lies and disinfo from the government and officials, pure ideology taking over. At least the US is testing as best they can. Here the duncey berks have stopped all comprehensive testing, even if YOU ARE FUCKING SYMPTOMATIC!
We are both more than likely well and truly fucked.
Because of trump aren't reporting all of the ones for fear of him hurting their states if they do. Not the same with Democrat Governor's, and they are providing correct numbers.
First of all, we don't have the proper testing equipment to tell if people are infected w/ this virus. Secondly, a lot of people could be dying from this who are written off as dying of the "flu" or "old age". I just don't trust what we are being told.
the public to know. So I doubt were getting the truth about the Trump virus.
She says upfront that the numbers are just what they know and are not a true representation because we dont have adequate testing. I also know a lot of people who know her, both personally and professionally, and they are unanimous in their respect for her and trust in her judgment.
I am pissed about the unemployment numbers, too, but I guess getting them weekly is better than not at all. You may definitely color me skeptical with this one.
It is impossible to know because we were totally unprepared to address the issue. I believe that there was a determined effort to slow testing to keep the numbers down and morale up.
There is not doubt that the government will work to minimize the numbers to protect our "morale." Some months, or years after the event, there will be a better accounting, but it will be based on best estimates.
The deaths are a firm #. But, given the paucity of tests, the # of infections are guesses, some more educated than others.
I think that some are testing mostly health care workers. In Mi. I suspect we are testing only the people with every symptom because of a scarcity of kits. stats show us getting about 1,2 positive for every two tests. I don't believe Fla. numbers in the least. Also the delay in getting results shows us what it was 4 days ago.
the US. I believe the death numbers. I believe the tested positive numbers. I don't think we have any idea how many people have been mildly sick or asymptomatic but would test positive. I think it would be a great help to know after this is over how many people have antibodies, but I doubt there'll do it, it would cost money.
I believe that the death toll is higher, and The Beloved King of the Sty Dwellers
has clamped down in the info.
But I do think that due to lack of testing we will never know the real numbers of infected and/or dead.
I think the reports we are getting from our state health department are accurate insofar as they indicate the numbers of people tested, hospitalized and deceased. But because so few people get tested we can't know how widespread it really is.
I never truly believe anything our current health care system announces.
I never truly believe anything I read on the internet.
I wont believe the statistics when this is all over.
Testing isn't being done nearly to the level it should. I'd also guess that certain state governors are playing politics so it will not destroy their party or their Dear Leader come November.
when we dont have any testing baseline? There is no data to draw from.
I believe the numbers of the dead reported in Italy, Spain, other EU countries are reasonably accurate. Whether all of those deaths are attributable to COVID19 isnt 100% for me.
I dont believe shit from Iran, Russia, N. Korea, etc. For obvious reasons.
12 months from now well be discussing this in our usual polarized fashion, with half of us claiming our actions were completely justified, and that the other half is a bunch of un-manned-nancy boys for being snowflakes/reckless depending on which side of the argument you are on.
Of course 12 months from now we will have more factual data in the form of how many died.
We're lagging in reporting deaths and infections in the US by miles.
One doctor might record it as a coronavirus death with cancer as a contributing cause.
Another doctor, the reverse.
The same for hospitalizations.
All we can know at this point is how many of the tested showed up positive when tested.
These are both recently updated numbers, and there has been a similar gap for several days.
By no means are they fully accurate IMHO