Yeah, we need the testing. In addition, there are likely people who were exposed and had no illness, perhaps minor cold symptoms.
I have a former co worker who got severe pneumonia. Mid 40s woman, works as a bartender, smokes like a chimney. This was late February.
A HS classmate who is an RN in Houston thinks she had it in late December.
My 9 year old daughter had a serious cough, a slight sporadic fever, and x-ray detected pneumonia in mid February. No serious breathing problems, but it took 3 weeks to clear up. No one in her family (including me) or AFAIK at her school, has been symptomatic.
Never tested, too early. All three.
Now we have the hydroxycloroquine thing. It clearly alleviates the symptoms, test after test has shown this. I may not be a medical expert but I have a science background and a very strong feel for statistics, and I'm feeling this is a game changer. To the point of making it no longer a crisis. Why the delays?
I also don't think this is nearly as contagious when latent than when strong, and it is weakening as it spreads. These would explain a lot of things.