(TargetLiberty.org) – In the heart of the midwest, the Coronavirus is starting to make its presence felt. Ohio is a perfect example.
Officially, only 13 people in the state of Ohio have confirmed cases of coronavirus as of March 13. However, public health experts are estimating that at least 100,000 people in the Buckeye State are already infected with COVID-19.
At a press conference held by Gov. Mike DeWine (R) on Thursday, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton said she estimates at least 1% of the population already has the disease.
As the coronavirus outbreak sweeps the nation, many people are looking for accurate numbers regarding how many are infected. Unfortunately, that’s something we just don’t have at this point.
Looks like the CDC has finally started disclosing the number of coronavirus tests performed.
Pence keeps talking about 1 million test kits.
But as of yesterday, it looks like about 8500 coronavirus tests have been performed in the US pic.twitter.com/5H6dmaxB5b
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 10, 2020
According to Acton, delays in testing have left us without solid numbers. This delay has also hindered our ability to understand how the virus spreads.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke at a House hearing regarding test kits on Thursday. He said when it comes to testing for coronavirus in the US, we are failing miserably.
Comparing the confirmed cases to estimated numbers, this statement absolutely rings true.
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