Much worse than Italy: In the US, an absolute disaster is brewing
The US now has the largest growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the world, doubling approximately every 2 days. What initially seemed to be a relatively slow growth rate was, apparently, directed only by a lack of tests — as soon as people were getting tested, the number of cases surged.
It is becoming clear that sooner rather than later, the US will face a similar strain to Italy’s — and even Italy has not seen the peak of the outbreak.
The simple chart above shows that the rate of infection in the US is accelerating much faster than the one in Italy.