Pandemics do not care about charts. Ignore the virus and the population is decimated. The actual current numbers surging past worst case projections for death show quick responses slowing the death rate and a sluggish response exponentially raising the percentage of dead.
The USA now leads the way as the worst hit of all nations on Earth. By a lot.
Precisely because of the Sharpie response the ruling government chose to follow, causing the most loyal to die first.