THREAD: As US deaths from #COVID19 surge past 10,000, this chart shows that the nation's "death curve," plotted on a logarithmic axis, is crossing that for Italy at the same stage.
2/ Notice how Italy's curve has started to level off, which suggests that its national lockdown is having the desired effect. (Spain is also making progress after a very steep rise.)
3/ It's important to realize that the death rates in Italy and Spain, relative the the nations' populations, are still both higher than for the US.
4/ What this chart is about is the trajectory of growth in deaths, and looking for signs that efforts to limit #COVID19 are working.
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