A John Hopkins study
This professor looked at available stats. She did a webinar & had an article published in their newsletter, which was removed/detracted after a short while. I noted that as much as it was removed, the reason was not that the data was wrong, but it was somehow going to possibly be used for misinformation.
Considering all of that, I will let these stats speak for themselves with no further commentary and no discussion to follow. This is posted for your consideration.
Interestingly, we watched a few short shows on Illusions on CuriosityStream
yesterday. I stated that many illusions were exactly like stats. What you see depends on what angle you view them from and what the creator of each wants you to believe. This is how you can have more than one view using the same object.
Stats can be used to prove whatever your purpose is. Our local (provincial) stats charts have been designed to be very sensational visually. You compare them to the actual numbers, and it isn't as panic inducing.
Be very careful with stats, and keep open to all of them, but view them all with a careful eye no matter what side they are presented by. Be careful that you don't manipulate them either to support your view. Try to look at them objectively. This is just being prudent.
Covid-19 Deaths: A Look at U.S. Data - YouTube (the webinar...about 1 hour)
A closer look at U.S. deaths due to COVID-19 - The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
A closer look at U.S. deaths due to COVID-19 - The Johns Hopkins News-Letter.pdf - Google Drive