As many Americans continue to willingly trade liberty for security amid the coronavirus pandemic, one writer and researcher says the data that state and local governments have used to enact widespread restrictions on business and movement got a major detail wrong.
We continue to hear "flatten the curve" but AJ Kay says the curve is already flat - contending that data used to predict COVID-19's peak in the US was predicated on an incorrect starting date in January.
Kay notes that we were only able to detect those first few cases after the Chinese provided the RNA sequence January 12. By that time, the novel coronavirus had already been circulating in China for months.
Kay also notes the mysterious flu like illness that hit the US back in November - that looked a lot like COVID-19, Kay says, and is really where the curve started.