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Ten Coronavirus Charts and Graphs You Need to See

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If you listen to the mainstream media (and I don’t recommend it) it’s safe to say you’re probably not getting a balanced picture of the USA’s coronavirus situation. They go for the headlines, the stuff that looks bad, in the hopes they can pin everything on Trump, or deflect criticism from Cuomo in New York, and generally make people afraid. But there’s a lot of stuff happening that doesn’t make it into the headlines or is ignored. So, I’ve compiled some graphs, charts, etc., that show you what’s been going on lately that might not be getting the attention it deserves. Some of it is good news, some of it is bad, some just puts things into context, but it all matters.

1. Small businesses are still getting crushed

Have you seen your favorite local restaurant or shop go under? The longer we go without reopening, the harder small businesses are finding it to stay open. Even when this is over (assuming it ever is) your favorite places may no longer be in business.

2. Testing, testing, testing

The USA is literally crushing it when it comes to testing compared to other countries. Remember when testing was hyped as the most important thing?

3. Putting COVID-19 cases in perspective

More tests mean more cases. And when you look at the raw numbers, it looks like the United States is experiencing a spike, while other countries are not. But what happens when the data is adjusted to account for the huge increase in U.S. testing?

4. Stop blaming Florida!

The media wants you to believe that Florida is the new COVID-19 hotspot. Is it really?

5. Consumer confidence takes a hit

Still think the shutdowns were a great idea?

6. Build the wall! Build the wall!

Trump should be citing this one when he makes the case for a border wall.

7. The amazing declining fatality rate in Florida

The fatality rate of COVID-19 is declining in Florida, and probably elsewhere as well because of more effective treatments. This is good news.

8. I bet you’ve never seen this before

Fascinating stuff right here.

9. 1.21 gigawatts!

Great Scott! Let’s keep the schools shut down!

10. Sweden got it right

The “experts” told us to shut everything down. Sweden didn’t, and look how they did.

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Matt Margolis is the author of the new book Airborne: How The Liberal Media Weaponized The Coronavirus Against Donald Trumpand the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis