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A Statistician Explains How 1 Figure Shows The US Isn’t Doing Enough Testing Yet – ScienceAlert

The US has performed more coronavirus tests than any other country in the world. Yet, at the same time, the US is notably underperforming in terms of suppressing COVID-19. Confirmed cases – as well as deaths – are surging in many parts of the cou

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The US has performed more coronavirus tests than any other country in the world. Yet, at the same time, the US is notably underperforming in terms of suppressing COVID-19. Confirmed cases as well as deaths are surging in many parts of the country.
Some people have argued that the increase in cases is solely due to increased testing.
I am a statistician who studies how mathematics and statistics can be used to track diseases. The claim that the increase in cases is only caused by increases in t…

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