The United States is winning the coronavirus new infections race vs China


71,750 to 1.  The United States is winning the coronavirus new infections race vs China, by a landslide.

As any business manager can tell you, the way to measure success is to focus on key performance indicators.  In most businesses, these include sales, profitability, customer and employee satisfaction, future projections, and prospects, to name a few.  

In the business of running a country, there are similar key performance indicators.  These KPIs vary a lot depending on who you ask but keeping the country’s citizenry healthy would seem to be an important consideration regardless of which side of the fence you are sitting on.

Courtesy of the National Health Commission

So if you check the new coronavirus infection tallies from 7/15/2020, you might notice something interesting.  China had one new infection.  Yes, that is right.  A country with a population of 1.43 billion people had one new infection.  The United States, on the other hand, had one of its highest days ever of new infections with 71,750 with an estimated population that is 77% less than that of China.

Cynics may argue that China may not be accurately communicating the real numbers of newly infected.  But let’s face the truth.  We as a country are failing miserably in managing this KPI and China has not.

If there were a board of directors for the United States and they were required to make a decision regarding the head honcho based this one major indicator of job performance; there would be no doubt what the decision would be.