People look at Curves and then either go ‘the Curve is bad so we need more Lockdowns’, or its ‘okay’ so we can release Lockdowns.
This all papers over & ignores what GOES INTO these Curves.
-Aggregate the total volume of (cases, or hospitalizations, or deaths)
-Apply one single policy dial you either crank up or down (Lockdowns, essentially)
Hence we get questions/complaints like ‘but how can we Reopen if cases ticked up!!’
What I suggest is this is all very dumb.
Shouldn’t someone...check? Look into that? Do a deep dive and drill down into what goes INTO these Curves?
Hard to do if all you look at is the Curve & go More Lockdown
But that isn’t anyone’s focus when all they look at are The Curves.
But it’s not.