Millions More Texans Have Had COVID-19 Than We Like to Pretend
Depending on whom you ask, somewhere between 1.87 million and 2.14 million Texans have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. As of this week, the official Texas Department of State Health Services count sits at the former, while Johns Hopkins University, which took on a role as one of the major nationwide clearinghouses for information about the pandemic, says it’s the latter. But the thing is, all the experts agree, if you want to know how many people have actually been infected by the virus in Texas—including the cases never confirmed by a test—neither the state’s nor Johns Hopkins’s numbers come close. The fact that we can’t even settle on a confirmed case count speaks to one of the most difficult parts of managing a…View Original Post
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