Agnes, I was about to say my logic has been questioned by better than you. But that’s probably not true. You are pretty brilliant. Suffice to say my logic proves I would make a great government employee.
Okay, to begin with it is titled: “COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination” at a time when the CDC does not recommend travel.
Presumably since the CDC is American, the recommendations are for Americans. Then why color the US, we are already here? Unless it is to indicate that maybe we would be better off from a health point of view if we traveled to Uganda (yellow); as opposed to staying in Texas (red as part of the US). Okay, it’s a bench mark I assume.
Then I think a significant number of people will doubt the rankings of countries like Uganda since there is a high likelihood that they really don’t do the same level of tracking as, say France. Wouldn’t it provide more confidence to leave those countries Grey? Otherwise it is a bit like the CDC is certifying those numbers?
Then back to the US in red. I suspect that many states, or some at least, would be something other than red if looked at independently. Given the size of the US that would be one rational for showing the US by state, the other rational would be, that since this is presumably for US citizens and since we do most of our travel domestically and since this is a domestic agency, maybe showing the states would be very helpful?
Anything in this circumstance is not in my mind better than nothing. It only helps to erode confidence in the whole of the organization at a time when a lot of their logic is already in question.
By the way, I confess, I have pushed my April trip to mid-May.