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Second Wave Covid Deaths?

This is supposedly a very stable virus.

Second Wave Covid Deaths?

I don't understand how the second wave can't be explained by increase in testing. Before only people who were sick were allowed to be tested, who correlate more with hospital visits, which correlates more with deaths, so it more closely follows the death graph.

Now anyone can be tested and it's estimated that 40 to 80 percent of people are asymptomatic who will never even see a doctor.

Hence the infection rate skyrockets and the death rate remains the same.

So I don't follow the reasoning.

Additionally there's the possibility that de... (read more)

I don't understand how the second wave can't be explained by increase in testing. Before only people who were sick were allowed to be tested, who correlate more with hospital visits, which correlates more with deaths, so it more closely follows the death graph.

US positive test rate is up from 4.4% to 7.4%: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/individual-states

It used to be the case that 4.4% of people you tested had COVID-19.

Now you test more people, who look less risky on average, and find that 7.4% of people you test have COVID-19. The people yo... (read more)