Does the current testing data give us an accurate number for the number of people infected?

Great read. According to this post one in 5 people who are tested for coronavirus have it. That is an infection rate of 20%. This is very high according to Jason Andrews, an infectious-disease professor at Stanford. Scientist use a metric called "prevalence" to measure a better estimate for the number of infected and dead due to the virus.

Publisher: The Atlantic | Author: Robinson Meyer

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infection data and testing
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-04-16 (Modified: 2021-05-18)

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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/04/us-coronavirus-outbreak-out-control-test-positivity-rate/610132/

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