Testing no longer recommended for those exposed if asymptomatic.
Obviously, this is not a good sign. Once COVID data was no longer routed to the CDC, as ordered by the White House in mid July, one expected that agencies closer to the administration, and with less technical expertise, would start making decisions regarding this crisis. This is a scary example.
I leave it to you to read the various articles (links below), but here are a few things to consider. It is well known that 40% or more people capable of spreading C19 are asymptomatic. The only way to know if they are a risk to other people is through testing, or following the future trail of destruction. While it is too much to ask, given our poorly managed testing infrastructure, that everyone get tested, the CDC's (now obsolete) recommendations that those known to have been exposed to the virus, get tested, seems not only smart, but crucial. Then why the change?
We provide most of the data you see at other sites, paired with population and political data. Our user interface lets you see just the states you want, and easily toggle between groups of states. And, you can share link that will load the states you are viewing so others can see what you are seeing.
Let's you compare big states with small. As states take different approaches to quarantine, it is important to see the impact of those changes. The charts show data per 100k people.
In addition to picking and comparing states as desired, you may load various sets of states based on Performance, Winners/Losers, Best/Worst or Political leanings Red/Blue/Purple.
Admit it. It sucked on mobile devices!
Now: it sucks less!
If you increase the font size in your mobile browser it will make it re-render in mobile friendly mode. This still let's it work in "desktop" mode for folks that like to pinch zoom etc. It also uses abbreviations only for selected states on small screens.
The new default start date is 6/1/2020! But, now you can change it!
This has been available for a few weeks, but you might have missed it.
Including data from "early days" can expand the scale, and make the graphs harder to read. It's not really relevant to most users at this time, so we have set the default start date for graphs to 6/1/2020. But, what if you want to see the trajectory of states over the entire timeline, or only this month? The whole point of plagedata.com is to let you see the data the way you want to see it, so we have given you the ability to set the graph start date as your whim compels you.
At the top right of the state selector, next to the "all" and "none" buttons you can set the start date, and the page will redraw with your new starting date!
Fun fact: only one in a bazillion people know what "normalized data" means!
For the other 99,999,... people, the main PlagueData.com page has been simplified. No weird normalized graphs. Graph titles that don't require a math PhD to decipher. No giant data table at the bottom of the page that you have been afraid to mess with. But, if you love normalized data, you can always click "Advanced" in the header to see all the data you love and cherish.
Percent Positive < 3%? Open it up (maybe). Over 10%? Lock it down! Over 20%? DO NOT GO THERE!
PlagueData.com, now shows actual Percent Positive ranges and states in a convenient table at the top of the page. While Winners and Losers are useful for seeing who's heading up or down, you also really need to know which states are really close to safe for loosening restrictions and which are infinitely far away.