17% of cases tested in my state revealed themselves COVID-19 positive. Georgia, home of the CDC is presently 100% positive for COVID-19 How’s the testing in your state?
The United States’ ability to detect COVID-19 is crucial to understanding how the coronavirus — now confirmed in nearly every state and territory — is spreading. While the Trump administration has promised a mass rollout of tests, supply in the U.S has lagged behind that in other countries, making the scope of the disease harder to track.
With the help of The COVID Tracking Project — a volunteer-run accounting of every coronavirus test conducted in America — we’re monitoring how many Americans have been tested in all 50 states. We will update our numbers as new results come in.
The data isn’t perfect. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn’t yet begun publicly releasing the number of people who have been tested, The COVID Tracking Project is pulling data from state health departments, which can vary in the way they report tests and infections.
In the health economics of rationing health care, triage is a rationing system. But in the bigger picture insurance rather than necessity determines care. Similarly, bailing out various industries is less necessary, such as casinos being less important than airlines. But if you’re a free market supporter, will bailing out airlines be more important than bailing out airplane producers or cruise lines.
Some experts in healthcare rationing will tell you that private health insurer rationing means that the insurers are the ones determining who is getting what care. They cite the fact that which treatment you receive has more to do with whether or not your insurer gives permission than what you and your doctor think would be best.
Disaster capitalism and healthcare are realities that have become highlighted as testing data remains problematic because of poor test availability.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 17, 2020