US new cases seem to be leveling out despite an increase in # of tests yesterday to 162,000. Today (4/10), as of 11;00 PDT, there are already 136,000 tests. Dr. Birx held a phone meeting with test sites to help them start using the Abbott 15 minute test. Thousands were sent out, but only 20% were being used. Yesterday's jump in # of tests was probably a result of her phone call.Cheers
Here's an interesting graph. Initially Canada was performing 100 tests to find 1 case. Now we find cases with only 20 test. USA was initially finding a case for every 10 tests. Now tests/case is down to 5. From this perspective, we're losing the fight. We need to get back up towards 100 tests/case to effectively contact trace.
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