Covid-19 #14 - Are We Done Yet? in General Chatter Posted 8 hours ago 9 hours ago, The Great Unwashed said: I mean, it seems pretty clear that some states in the U.S. are deliberately misrepresenting coronavirus data. In some of those cases you can see that what's going on is not deliberate misrepresentation, but rather attempting to grapple with the difficulties of how it does and doesn't spread and what this says for policy recommendations. DC's "community spread" metric makes sense, for example, but it's highlighted as being "scrutinized" because it omits hopefully-thoroughly-isolated clusters (nursing homes, correctional facilities) which one normally doesn't think of when you think about communities at large and their normal interactions. But in any case, the main point is that everyone undercounts and the vast majority do it because it's the nature of the beast and not because there's a conspiracy.