Must-read: Media’s cherry-picked forms of COVID-19 statistics make U.S. look worse

Must-read: Media’s cherry-picked forms of COVID-19 statistics make U.S. look worse

[Ed. – This has been obvious for weeks, but Matt Margolis’s treatment makes a really good bookmark.  Several useful graphs.  The bias in what the media present really comes through.  Decide for yourselves why the media are doing this.]

In a visual presentation titled “Where the U.S. Stands Now on Coronavirus Testing” the New York Times even used whole numbers for confirmed cases in one slide, and then in the next slide used per capita numbers for testing, in order to paint the United States in the worst light.

SLIDE 1: This week, the number of coronavirus tests in the United States surpassed those in South Korea and Italy — two countries that had been testing more aggressively.

SLIDE 2: But the United States, which has the most known coronavirus cases in the world, continues to lag in tests per capita, according to an analysis of estimates from the COVID Tracking Project. Both South Korea and Italy have much smaller populations than the U.S.

So, why weren’t the case numbers adjusted to show them on a per capita basis, the same way testing was?

Well, let’s take a look and see why.

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