Egermancy Egermancy! (From the Movie 'The Russians Are Coming')
These poor quality Data Charts are loaded with Reporting And Recording System Artifacts.
The plots are of date and time of processing and recording. They are not the dates and times of death. There is a big difference. If system artifacts such as no data being processed on Sundays were corrected, we might not need seven-day averaging plots.
The CDC and/or the NY Times should be doing data recording and processing system artifact removal.
I could teach them how to do it. Perhaps I should submit a proposal for a contract to do the work.