Benchmarking the U.S.’s COVID-19 Response

While Republican enablers and, of course, Trump himself are attempting to downplay how poorly they have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s worth remembering that South Korea, which had their first known case the same day as we did, has done a much better job containing the damage. As I noted, South Korea is the benchmark for how the U.S. should be doing. So this will be the start of a somewhat regular comparison between the U.S. and South Korea, with South Korean data adjusted for population size.

As of 8 am, April 10 (data from here):

S. Korea deaths Adjusted for popl. S. Korea deaths U.S. deaths S. Korea cases Adjusted S. Korea cases U.S. cases Date
208 1,352 16,686 10,450 67,925 466,299 10-APR-2020:1
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2 Responses to Benchmarking the U.S.’s COVID-19 Response

  1. bks says:

    See also, Bahrain, Vietnam, Taiwan

  2. Rick says:

    Yes, Taiwan:
    Cases: 382 Adjusted: 5379
    Deaths: 6 Adjusted: 84.5

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