By Kevin Roche
Here is the national data showing how the epidemic curve looks different when you see deaths by the date they actually occurred versus when they were reported by states. You can see that the epidemic clearly peaks earlier and higher by actual date of death. If this was what the public saw, the period of panic over large numbers of deaths would be shorter. Yet we keep getting lots of deaths added from weeks ago. Almost like someone is trying to maintain the panic. Thanks to Todd Lowdon on Twitter for the chart.