Can a log curve provide some encouragement?
Here is an interesting article from the NYT
that suggests that a log curve may be better to evaluate whether Italy or the US are staying on an exponential curve or beginning to bend, I don't have the maths as the Brits say but I am confident that some of our pros have some perspective. Since to my vague understanding a 45 degree log slope is exponential I guess these curves are still alarming.
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson