Something I've asked a couple of times and something I'm really confused about is still this talk of being 2 weeks behind Italy in the outbreak and a report on Sky I've just seen makes it more confusing.
This guy on Sky compared the time it took for Italy to go from 1 to 233 deaths which was 7 days. UK by comparison took 21 days to achieve the same mortality rate which does point to 2 weeks. However the initial deaths in both countries happened on the same day. If the viruses goal was to achieve 233 deaths than yes Italy was quicker but it didn't stop there and continued on quicker than every other country including China. The UK by comparison, well we don't know the comparison because it has taken longer but from the same starting point. We still do not know how high our mortality rates will go and we are two weeks closer to the end of the crisis than we were 14 days ago. If tomorrow there is a magic dust that cures everyone we won't catch the Italians up so why does everyone assume we will?