“The speed at which cases of the disease become known to the medical system, government monitors, and the general public depends on how hard a state or country is trying to find them.” The biggest question we have when it comes to the pandemic is: what happens if we start to open up? We all want out. But we want to know the risks. And for a variety of reasons, that question takes a long time to answer (and if it’s the wrong answer, it’s too late). The Atlantic: The Horror of the Coronavirus Data Lag.