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MORTALITY: Beware fuzzy math

| July 29, 2020 1:00 AM

Sandra Boynton in her July 26 letter to the editor seems to base her whole premise on fuzzy math when she accuses President Trump of a “huge lie.” I think the mortality rate is not just the total number of deaths per country. Common sense should tell you the U.S. with about 330 million people will have more deaths than, for example, the U.K. with 68 million. The U.K. has about 45,000 total deaths and the U.S. about 140,000 based on her letter.

Based on this and looking at mortality rate on a per capita basis, the U.K. is at .1% while the U.S. is at .04%. So the U.K. mortality rate is 2.5 times that of the U.S. I am sure there are other factors that enter into the mortality rate but I believe looking at the mortality rate on a per capita basis is more reflective of what’s going on compared to her false assumptions. But why let facts get in the way of a false narrative?

Speaking of hypocrisy, what about the horrific anarchy going on in all the U.S. cities run by big city liberals like NYC, Chicago, L.A., Portland and Seattle. In my view, this is what the American people should be rising up against regardless of your political views.

MIKE HILL

Post Falls