What is this curve we're trying to flatten? The only curve I see is from an exponential increase in the number of tests!
And this seems to be actively being hidden by the focus only being on the absolute numbers of confirmed positives, which is of course meaningless without knowing how many tests that number is related to!
@aran deaths per day?
@joeyh don't change the subject, I'm not saying there isn't a dangerous disease about, I'm saying that we should call out bullshit when we see it, and I'm seeing it. Show me where this curve is. Looking at the positives as a percentage of the tests done reveals flat lines everywhere over the last month.
@aran Very good idea! You forgot Spain though, one of the countries hardest hit. Or maybe there was not enough data available?
@guyjames thanks! but naa its not forgotten, it's just that my parser has some problems I have to check out at some point! The data is scraped from a wikipedia page, but their table format has some edge cases, like the columns changing every few weeks 😃
@guyjames oh yeah I should put a link to the code on the page too...
ODing in the fediverse!