Without digging further & then worrying about things I can't really control I couldn't tell you.
Supposedly here in Ohio we were/are doing quite well. I presume that this is due in part to 1) being one of the states that did a good job of shutting things down fairly early & fairly completely (we're no NZ, but vs the rest of the USA....), 2) spinning the data in whatever ways seems most advantageous. They have said that state-wise testing is not where they'd like it to be.
I do think that our re-opening plan was a bit soon , a bit haphazard, & with vague wordings.
For example: They opened things up before figuring out important details concerning things like day care. Strikes me that if you're going to send everyone back to work you should have a plan for what they're supposed to do with their kids 1st.....
And then there's the idiocy of getting a haircut. One week, early in the opening, hospitals were allowed to start preforming elective surgeries again. When the Governor was asked about things like Barbershops the reply was that they were still looking at how to do that safely. :/ Yes, you could go get cut open in a facility where your Covid odds are guaranteed to be dramatically higher - even if we really are doing better than others - for non-essential reasons. But you couldn't get a haircut.
Everyones like; The answers you wrap your barber in mask/gloves/gown/constant cleaning & hand washing/limit # of people in the shop at any given time, etc, wear a mask yourself, & touch as few surfaces as possible....
Several weeks later? Guess what the official answer was?
And here we are in early June & we have assorted groups starting to sue over the various re-opening details.
According to this site there are still 18 000 active cases which is a lot I think for the population.
I have a concern.
While the number of new cases each day in the US seems to be slightly going down (some days spiking back up), it is mostly pretty consistent. ~20k a day.
The number of deaths though seems to be dropping much more dramatically.
Does this mean we have a handle on it, and enough space in hospitals to adequately care for our serious cases?
I suppose I don't know for sure how to feel.
I'm not sure... I'm going to ask the one health expert in my life later. Maybe it is that a pre-symptomatic person will show some signs in their body that show the disease is developping while the asymptomatic will be otherwise in perfect health just happens to be contagious?Out of curiosity, does anyone know if is there's a difference between a "presymptomatic" and an "asymptomatic" case before a person gets sick/better; or is that something that can't be determined until after the case resolves?
Pretty much, though some researchers are now suggesting the asymptomatic may be almost non-contagious, and “asymptomatic spread” may in fact be “presymptomatic spread,”I'm not sure... I'm going to ask the one health expert in my life later. Maybe it is that a pre-symptomatic person will show some signs in their body that show the disease is developping while the asymptomatic will be otherwise in perfect health just happens to be contagious?
It can be hard to say - looking at the overall number in such a large country as the US can be misleading. An overall trend could be level, while it is rising in one place while dropping in another. Boston, for example, has a stead decline in its number of cases per day. Meanwhile, Texas and Florida are trending up.
As others have said - deaths lag behind detected cases. SO, those areas of rising cases are apt to see deaths also rise in the not-too-distant future.
I'd be surprised if you were sure how to feel. It is a still-developing situation.
Out of curiosity, does anyone know if is there's a difference between a "presymptomatic" and an "asymptomatic" case before a person gets sick/better; or is that something that can't be determined until after the case resolves?
There are definitely areas of the country where cases are falling, but there are also places where they're raising steadily. In my home county, we're still increasing by around 200 cases every day, and we've been on lockdown for more than 3 months now.
Yes, but that's more than a bit of an understatement. A more accurate statement is "The American lockdown was a disaster that reduced the spread of Covid-19, but was not initiated soon enough or broadly enough to be effective to the point that was needed."American lockdown is very lax. It will reduce the spread but won't choke it off.