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Is the world making progress against the pandemic? We built the chart to answer this question

Just as it is not informative to look at case counts in isolation it is also not informative to look at the number of tests in isolation. We need to see the number of tests in relation to the size of the outbreak: countries with large outbreaks need to do much more testing to monitor the spread of the pandemic than countries where the disease is under control. See the recent work of my colleague Joe Hasell who looked at this in detail.

Based on this principle we calculate a quality metric for…


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