As Yolo County is on the precipice of going in the wrong direction (from the Red Tier to the Purple Tier), we might pause and wonder: Why is Napa County doing so much better than us?
They are firmly in the Orange Tier.
Well, maybe we can look at the dashboards for each county and see what we can find:
Situation at a Glance (Napa County, population 137,744 as of 2019): Orange Tier.
.58 tests per capita.
Situation at a Glance (Yolo County, population of 220,500 as of 2019) Red Tier, going to Purple.
3423 N/A N/A N/A 63 49,809
.26 tests per capita.
Napa has 62% of the population of Yolo County and 25% of the deaths. And Napa has done FAR more coronavirus tests per capita than Yolo County. In fact, even though Napa has a smaller population (138k) vs Yolo County (220k), they have done over 80,000 tests vs less than 50,000 in Yolo County.
Maybe the competitive advantage Napa has is that their decisions and actions are more data driven?
Seems like we should look to the other counties that are winners to see what we can emulate rather than other counties that are performing poorly to console ourselves regarding our really quite mediocre results in Yolo County.