The US tested the wrong people for coronavirus

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    And you can tell because of a number called the test positivity rate.
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    As the rate of new coronavirus cases in the US slows down, many states and cities there are encouraging businesses to open again, easing the lockdowns that have been in place since March. But public health experts warn that in many of those places, opening up is premature.
    The reason is that throughout the US, as well as in many other countries, we still don’t really know how many people have the virus, or where they are. That’s dangerous because it means infected people who don’t feel sick are probably mingling with the rest of the population, which could enable further outbreaks. And the only way to really prevent that is by proactively testing people for covid-19 until the people who have it have been tracked down and isolated.
    The US started testing its population for covid-19 very slowly, but it’s since ramped testing up, and by early May was performing over 200,000 tests a day. Unfortunately, there’s no magic number of tests that is “enough” to contain an outbreak. The important thing is to test the right people - and to evaluate whether that’s happening, public health officials recommend looking at a different number: The percentage of tests coming back positive. It’s called the test positivity rate.
    Note: The headline on this piece has been updated.
    Previous headline: What the US needs to do to open up safely
    In a previous version of this video, the circles in the infographic at 5:50 and 6:20 were incorrectly sized. The error has been corrected.
    Sources:
    Our World in Data is a reliable source for country-by-country covid-19 data:
    ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-data-explorer?yScale=log&zoomToSelection=true&deathsMetric=true&dailyFreq=true&aligned=true&smoothing=7&country=USA+GBR+CAN+BRA+AUS+IND+ESP+DEU+FRA+RUS
    Our World in Data also has weekly-rolling test-positivity rate data which gives a better snapshot of where countries are currently at:
    ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing
    We based our state test-positivity rates on this May 6 Harvard Global Health Institute and NPR analysis:
    www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/07/851610771/u-s-coronavirus-testing-still-falls-short-hows-your-state-doing
    The Atlantic’s coverage of the importance of test-positivity rates:
    www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/04/us-coronavirus-outbreak-out-control-test-positivity-rate/610132/
    An important disclaimer on potential inflation in testing numbers at the national and state level in the US:
    www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/05/cdc-and-states-are-misreporting-covid-19-test-data-pennsylvania-georgia-texas/611935/
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Apollo
Apollo

They might as well offer an incentive to become tested by offering an option to conduct for genetic genealogy while they are doing the virus testing. It might help to solve some crimes and also give an added incentive to become tested for people who want to discover their family histories.

Vor 7 Stunden
Funk Mobb
Funk Mobb

America the circus act of evil ....

Vor 12 Stunden
Vincent Tseng
Vincent Tseng

10 negative to 1 positive is not 10% it’s 1/11 is about 0.0909, which is 9.09%

Vor 2 Tage
Graham Smith
Graham Smith

Is it population reduction? Has it been decided that the USA is overpopulated. Using Covid-19 to reduce the population.

Vor 2 Tage
gam mal
gam mal

Ironic.

Vor 3 Tage
Sherrie Abbott (RMES)
Sherrie Abbott (RMES)

If people didn’t move to other places then places wouldn’t have the virus

Vor 3 Tage
Sherrie Abbott (RMES)
Sherrie Abbott (RMES)

Bruh moment

Vor 3 Tage
Bal Nguyen
Bal Nguyen

Now, i understand how America struggle to contain the virus. Lack of supplies, lack of prepared. A good lesson for future then.

Vor 3 Tage
Beatriz B. Guasch
Beatriz B. Guasch

Wear mask.

Vor 3 Tage
akash jha
akash jha

How does this 10% or less theory works if a majority of people are infected? Then no matter how much you test the TPR will always be above 10%!

Vor 4 Tage
Xay
Xay

New Zealand :

Vor 4 Tage
PhilippineGamer Plays
PhilippineGamer Plays

Bill Gates: there will be a pandemic we didnt prepare for it we prepared for a war 2020:Covid 19 Me:who are you who are so wise in the ways of science

Vor 4 Tage
Lurky Boio
Lurky Boio

I mean, the US says they are first... first with most cases in the world by country -_-

Vor 4 Tage
Téanna Ang
Téanna Ang

What’s the worse thing you can say to someone in 2020? *stay positive*

Vor 5 Tage
Jared Moreno
Jared Moreno

My mother-in-law, who I live with, is sick but there are no tests in the area to confirm she has Covid-19. Her friend who she was in contact with, just died of Covid-19. My doctor told me that I can go back to work despite likely having the virus myself.

Vor 5 Tage
Tam Nguyen
Tam Nguyen

If you can't fit the problem in a Twitter tweet, Trump probably can't read it.

Vor 5 Tage
John Slyfield
John Slyfield

New York it’s amazing that in May it was over ten percent, now they are under one percent.

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Alfie Solomon
Alfie Solomon

South Korea is also the size of like New Jersey

Vor 6 Tage
richard klegin
richard klegin

EVERYONE HAS IT!

Vor 6 Tage
richard klegin
richard klegin

were heading to wave two , and the second is going to be worse

Vor 6 Tage
richard klegin
richard klegin

its the end of the world .

Vor 6 Tage
daniel jones
daniel jones

What is the use of a nuclear weapons and aircraft carriers, if the population of a country cannot follow simple rules of stopping a virus?

Vor 6 Tage
daniel jones
daniel jones

Is a country still a super power if it cannot follow simple rules to stop a virus?

Vor 6 Tage
daniel jones
daniel jones

Why is America behaving and being governed like a Developing Country?

Vor 6 Tage
rogue wade
rogue wade

South Korean population - 51 million American population - 300 million 😒

Vor 6 Tage
rogue wade
rogue wade

assassin icezaza even in a pandemic humans are using deaths in an attempt to restructure their hierarchy. Using large incomprehensible differences between billions of people to prove their people should be in power. 🤣

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assassin icezaza
assassin icezaza

rogue wade What is the point you are trying make here? are you saying US are worse because of their unique situation?

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rogue wade
rogue wade

assassin icezaza yes India, is very similar to America 😒

Vor 3 Tage
assassin icezaza
assassin icezaza

rogue wade Population doesn’t matter it is about how you control it, look at india, they have worse health care and billion of citizen yet they still do better.

Vor 3 Tage
Sumida Ryogoku
Sumida Ryogoku

But why US didnt conduct a mass testing in the first place? Here in Seoul ( South Korea ) by late January 2020 there were many, many testing facilities literally on every streets. All free.

Vor 7 Tage
Tathagat Chatterjee
Tathagat Chatterjee

India was shown in list of countries that tested correctly.. funny where it lies in list of those infected with virus..

Vor 7 Tage
Thomas Peiker
Thomas Peiker

Why America has the Problems, America has a lot of People, who are sick cause of the System, its Not in Canada, its not in Germany 😉

Vor 7 Tage
Ani G
Ani G

2:26 That's 9.09%

Vor 7 Tage
Calder Wishne
Calder Wishne

Republicans are the problem. Full stop.

Vor 7 Tage
orventro
orventro

2:25 Actually, that's 9% (1/11)

Vor 7 Tage
Larry Steve
Larry Steve

Is this a joke I am to Canadian to understand?

Vor 7 Tage
Oly B
Oly B

I usually think having things privatised by the government is bad but healthcare should be privatised and be free to everyone in the country, how many people in the US are suffering from medical bills. Most homeless in other countries is from drugs or mental health but in the Us it’s medical bills. Having it privatised will also help stopping corona cuz trump will try and stop the virus if it is affecting him and his economy nothing else will make him care!

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assassin icezaza
assassin icezaza

Oly B Classic american will call it communism and not fair because it will raise the taxes. i think that kinda what happen with obamacare.

Vor 3 Tage
E R Gallentine
E R Gallentine

Great content, as always!

Vor 8 Tage
Petitio Principii
Petitio Principii

Why would one downvote a purely informative video is beyond me.

Vor 8 Tage
Ray Mak
Ray Mak

Less tests means less cases. According to the President.

Vor 8 Tage
Yuvraj Shah
Yuvraj Shah

That is the same as saying “If we cant see the problem then there is no problem”

Vor 2 Tage
assassin icezaza
assassin icezaza

Immaculate Organic Soaps Still meaning the same thing, more testing - more accurate results. less confirmed cases didn’t mean less actual cases.

Vor 3 Tage
Immaculate Organic Soaps
Immaculate Organic Soaps

Didn't he say the more you test the more you are going to find positive results.

Vor 5 Tage
ReefNRod
ReefNRod

This didn't age well for Arizona at the end

Vor 8 Tage
myown lilbubble
myown lilbubble

Man...the comment threads did not aged well for the USA.

Vor 9 Tage
Ironic Cookies
Ironic Cookies

movies: america saves the world irl: america dies

Vor 9 Tage
AlexLS 192
AlexLS 192

America saves the world by dying and taking the virus and stupidity with us

Vor 16 Stunden
HighGround
HighGround

That's Hollywood, brainwashing Americans to think they and their country are some heroes that they aren't irl

Vor 5 Tage
DarkEyez
DarkEyez

Colorado is covering up their actual deaths as 6 ppl i know here died from the virus in one day and Colorado's death count did not rise at all that day, their covering up that they slowed testing down and even turned my mother away , and she turned out to test positive later she got the virus from me, we both almost died, haven't been tested since, forced back to work within 3 weeks of catching yhe virus, just because i have no way to get the test again

Vor 9 Tage
DarkEyez
DarkEyez

There is not any place to get the test for over an hour on wheels and tons of workers here dont have a car lole myself, theres over 600 workers here and i know most of them after a survey we found the casino workers here were stripped of unemployment even high risk people and people over 70 years old, we were told being high risk is not enough and if we turn down our jobs who reopened a month ago we will loose all income

Vor 9 Tage
DarkEyez
DarkEyez

In blackhawk and central city Colorado none of the casino workers forced to come back have been tested

Vor 9 Tage
Jason Yip
Jason Yip

Is there even contact tracing in the us? Here in Asia, all i hear is contact tracing but i have not heard this term used in the US.

Vor 9 Tage
Adam
Adam

My state of Oregon had a goal of least 600 contact tracers by mid-May; currently, our Positive test rate is 6.3% up from 1.7% at the end of May about when we started to reopen the state

Vor 8 Tage
jonny pepperston
jonny pepperston

I don't understand any of these videos

Vor 10 Tage
CodeKujo
CodeKujo

"10 negative tests to 1 positive test" is 9%, not 10%. (10 negative + 1 positive = 11 tests. 1 positive / 11 tests = 9.09...%) So did that guy take "10%" and say it wrong, or has the video taken "10 to 1" and done a super common math-o. I think the thing to say which is both correct and wouldn't confuse people is to say "... that means less than 10%"

Vor 10 Tage
rtswift
rtswift

its not that we didn't test the right people but didn't test enough

Vor 10 Tage
Gia Pacella
Gia Pacella

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Vor 10 Tage
AlanNguyen2810
AlanNguyen2810

As a Vietnamese citizen, seeing all these videos on the internet trying to explain to the US how to contain the outbreak, when our country's been doing all that way ahead of them. Just sad.

Vor 10 Tage
nana nani
nana nani

Ikr, congrats to Vietnam and everyone who lives there btw for successfully controlling the pandemic, I live in Canada and we border them, it's so scary yet very preventable on what happened to them and they want to open the border with us lol

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Timothy Tate
Timothy Tate

My brother has had breathing issues for 3 months but since he has not history of respiratory issues they won’t test him...

Vor 10 Tage
MICHAEL JUNG
MICHAEL JUNG

If someone has symptoms already, is the test necessary? Stopping the spread of the virus was the goal of the lock down. Shouldn't the test have the same goal?

Vor 10 Tage
Autumn
Autumn

No, testing should be used to catch the asymptomatic, not those who have symptoms. That way we can catch those who have the virus, and slow the spread.

Vor 9 Tage
Hanbyul Kang
Hanbyul Kang

It is the reason why to wear a mask in order to protect myself and others.

Vor 11 Tage
rishav
rishav

A little more time and India will be on top. This will a proud moment for all patriots of the great nation. Feeling patriotic, might vote the guy who's literally ruining everything back to power again.

Vor 11 Tage
Carlos Lehder
Carlos Lehder

It so amazing to see that rapid drop in pneumonia deaths and flu deaths.... now they are putting COVID in its place to place fear in us.

Vor 11 Tage
George Saad
George Saad

First of all Covid causes Pneumonia .The flu season is gone since February. Wait till the fall when we will have both Covid and the flu together. The party will be a lot worse.

Vor 9 Tage
R L
R L

If Trump gets voted for a 2nd term, y’all Americans are just straight up masochists 🤣

Vor 11 Tage
Stefanos Tai
Stefanos Tai

@vox "10 negative tests to 1 positive" is not a 10% positive rate. it is 1/11 = a 9.1% rate.

Vor 12 Tage
Mieny Hobi
Mieny Hobi

And there is me as a VietNamese going to school everyday without wearing a mask cuz we are so done with covid 19

Vor 12 Tage
assassin icezaza
assassin icezaza

Mieny Hobi Same here in thailand we don’t have a new case in country for a months now

Vor 3 Tage
케빈스Woozy Witanuzi
케빈스Woozy Witanuzi

Australia didn't test alot of people. The government told us not to get tested unless we have sevre cases 😢

Vor 12 Tage
M. Sami
M. Sami

Why is there people wearing a bikini in the park?

Vor 12 Tage
assassin icezaza
assassin icezaza

M. Sami Welcome to USA, they are probably sunbathing.

Vor 3 Tage
randy tabron
randy tabron

If governors closed up and do what they need to do this wood not have happen so bad in America but they tryed to take rights away and treat the Americans bad but let other just do as they want

Vor 13 Tage
Thành Vinh Nguyên Tô
Thành Vinh Nguyên Tô

They should've done contact tracing. To backtrack and isolate

Vor 13 Tage
EGAN
EGAN

Here in the us there is a plethora of anti vax and anti mask people. Along with entitled Karen’s who can’t handle an inconvenience

Vor 13 Tage
PhilippineGamer Plays
PhilippineGamer Plays

They just gonna kick the can down and drag dead weight

Vor 4 Tage
Chave na ignição - Victor Nezzi
Chave na ignição - Victor Nezzi

if the US is poorly testing, imagine what they would say about brazil!!!!

Vor 14 Tage
Tomanna
Tomanna

MINOR CORRECTION: 2:26 that's not 10% it's actually closer to 9 as '10 to 1' implies 1 person out of every 11

Vor 14 Tage
Carina Raymond
Carina Raymond

Who disliked this? Knowledge is power. Stay ignorant, keep infecting people....

Vor 15 Tage
samanthajoy1
samanthajoy1

You know that exactly what I was think 🤦🏻‍♀️ how are you disliking a video to keep you informed 😒

Vor 8 Tage
Mohamed Abdullahi
Mohamed Abdullahi

Yeah right, infect people with misinformation

Vor 13 Tage
alfonso dacullo
alfonso dacullo

US is the poorest 1st world country

Vor 15 Tage
ThreeThings
ThreeThings

Why does Vox sound so horribly pretentious and hubristic?

Vor 15 Tage
Irene Stolz
Irene Stolz

My concern is the testing process. Testers use the same gloves to test everyone. Infected and non infected putting their hands directly into the location of the virus!!!!!Wouldn’t that alone spread the virus??????

Vor 15 Tage
N Pak
N Pak

Here we are again.

Vor 15 Tage
loucious22
loucious22

Testing costs money. Capitalism and a private healthcare insurance system cannot make a profit by doing mass testing. Thus, welcome to America.

Vor 17 Tage
Vaibhav Thalanki
Vaibhav Thalanki

Meanwhile Brazil : there won't be any cases if we don't test

Vor 17 Tage
Chun-Yu Chen
Chun-Yu Chen

Good for the country of Taiwan, great healthcare.

Vor 17 Tage
TV Streaming News
TV Streaming News

You should see Florida, Texas and Arizona now. Also, why can't the administration just follow the lead of Vox? Sorry to say but America is lost

Vor 18 Tage
Luneta
Luneta

A month later... The expected happened and cases rose again

Vor 18 Tage
Autumn
Autumn

😐

Vor 19 Tage
DahDaniel Dude
DahDaniel Dude

Bro the testing in South Korea on how they test people reminds me the South Korean movie (The flu)

Vor 19 Tage
Suzanne Conway
Suzanne Conway

So right! The people in high places making all the decisions for everyone else's lives just don't even get it....it's just simple math and logic....shame on NJ Governor Murphy promising that anyone could be tested that wanted to be tested....not true if you're someone not showing symptoms!

Vor 20 Tage
S H
S H

We have a virus we can not get rid of and it seems as though people can be reinfected.

Vor 20 Tage
Dhanraj Tolar
Dhanraj Tolar

Flattened the wrong curve..

Vor 20 Tage
Lavender Sky
Lavender Sky

I remember the Ebola outbreak.. Americans were flipping out and it wasn’t even in our country. They brought it to our country to save them.. Trump supporters think this is a scam by the Democrats

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Aldi Ibrahim
Aldi Ibrahim

Meanwhile indonesia is purging itself...

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