And what do you know, from one day to the next the number of new infections dropped. After a period of exponential growths, the curve suddenly started to level off and then decline:
If we look more closely, we can see that all the sudden change comes from the Red States, while the infections for the Blue States continue on their upward path:
Eureka, a miracle!
How did he do it? Simple, the HHS at the WH just cut out the CDC from the Covid-19 tracking and awarded the contract for keeping track of the pandemic to a little known start-up, whose CEO is a long-term GOP donor and who has contacts to the Trump organisation. The multi-million contract was awarded under murky circumstances.
The red states are cooperating with the Trump administration to cook the books. From now on, we'll have to add another 20 to 30% to the official US figures so as to get a correct picture. Extending the curve of the exponential growth, the US is already at 100,000 daily new infections by now. Soon there will be more than 2,000 deaths a day.
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He did it again. By downplaying the pandemic he gives the virus another boost. With falling numbers, there will be less willingness to contain the virus.
Americans will have to pay the price with even more deaths.