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Derek Thompson+ Your Authors @DKThomp Writer at @TheAtlantic. Host of podcast CRAZY/GENIUS. Author of book HIT MAKERS. Talker on NPR's @hereandnow and @CBSNews. derek[at]theatlantic[dot]com Jul. 01, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Two looks at the COVID surge via @JedKolko

On the left: Cases. On the right: Deaths.

The shape of these graphs is the most important story in America right now.

The DIFFERENCE between their shapes is the most important mystery.

Of course, deaths are lagging indicators. But if you think the lag explains the entire gap, you’re not grappling with either the data or the science.

Since April 21, confirmed cases have remained steady and then surged, while the 7 day trailing average of deaths has declined by about 70%.

It removes none of the horror of the surge to point that this discrepancy is important to monitor and worth understanding.

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