The Wizard of Oz effect
I just am still in shock.
We’ve been abandoned by government at all levels.
My take-away from comparing the Covid-19 Community Level Map, referenced by the CDC director on 60 Minutes, and the Covid-19 Community Transmission Map which is also available on the CDC site, is that the two maps measure VERY DIFFERENT things, but the levels for each are presented with the same color and wording. High = Red, Medium = Orange, and Low = Green. The similar presentation and similar titles makes it appear that they are measuring the same thing. In fact, the Community Level Map, referenced by the CDC director to support the concept that Covid-19 risks are currently low, is based heavily on hospitalization rate, and Covid cases as a % of staffed beds. The community transmission rate, however, is based on Covid testing results. Measuring the hospitalization rate is important, however, the transmission rate in the community is a better indicator of risk if we are to effectively protect the most vulnerable populations in our communities.
Thanks for your efforts to keep us posted properly.