Is America really the global hot spot right now?
Here's one way to think about it.
Which country outside USA has the biggest per capita outbreak?
Oman having about 33 new cases / 100K population daily
Florida averaging about 52 new cases / 100K daily
If we rank US states and nations by new cases / 100K / day
1. FL 52
2. LA 45
3. AZ 40
4. MS 38
5. AL 38
6. NV 37
7. SC 36
8. GA 34
9. TX 33
--> Oman 33
11 TN 32
--> Bahrain 32
13 ID 31
--> Panama 27
15 AR 23
16 CA 23
--> S Africa 21
--> Brazil 20
19 UT 20
20. AK 19
So if each US state was a nation, top 9 of 10 hotspots would be an American state
16 out of 20
Indeed, 13 US states have outbreaks worse than Brazil, previous gold standard for how not to control virus.
Some of our states are small -- but FL, TX bigger than many countries
Our states having terrible outbreaks, are the global hotspots
Florida continues to generate more cases than Europe daily
We must get these outbreaks in our states under control
Need a national plan for how we stop being among the worst performers globally
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