I’d like to see a reference for this information. Given how the testing is done now (70+, risk groups and severe symptoms) I wonder what sorts of models are they using to interpret the data – extrapolating from the number of deaths and severe symptoms the infection rate in the population?
From what I know “on the ground” – our family and two people who were in contact with known coronavirus case were not tested despite all the symptoms. I am even not sure that our cases are reported as “probably coronavirus” somewhere.
And there is another point of that – all the people with mild cases are essentially denied testing because there are not enough tests, and contact with a healthcare specialist because they might be infectious. There is nobody that will listen to the lungs of my kids unless they are short of breath or show other severe signs. I had a pneumonia case with one of the kids before to know that it does not always fit those protocol questions that you have to answer by phone.
Lack of tests and preparedness before the crisis are given. My main question is whether Dutch health authorities and decision-makers are still relying on the data, models and policies that have shown to lead to the crisis (=not knowing about actual infections in the population, downplaying the risks, not preparing the infrastructure based on the examples from China, Italy or WHO recommendations).