I am not buying all the positivity about us "hitting the top of the curve" indicating that we are turning a corner on this pandemic in the United States. I also don't believe it is a good idea to talk about this as a positive sign that we could open for business again. The reason I don't believe that is because of the lack of information and the amount of misinformation:
1. We have only tested .69% of the population for Coronavirus. Even really sick people with all the symptoms are not able to be tested because of our inadequate response in testing scale.
2. Global and US positive rates have gone up daily for the last three days. There is just too little data to describe this as the "top of the curve". Not sure where this finding is coming from as it doesn't reflect the actual counts from open COVID-19 research data.
3. There is new evidence that we are significantly under-counting the number of deaths and new cases.
There are beautiful acts of kindness and compassion happening - with the dying, with essential workers, with families. There are increasing rates of domestic violence. There is huge economic uncertainty. There is indifference and ego within US leadership, limiting our ability to respond. There is disfunction within our supply chains, potentially forcing de-centralization of PPE, energy and food production. It doesn't seem right that we can predict that we are "turning the corner".
Eric is a traveller, hacker, and experimenter who is currently researching how to become a happier, calmer, and more compassionate human being.