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 6 pm, April 12 (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|