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How Advocates of a Return to Normal Misrepresent COVID-19 Deaths

Not-that-bad or not-that-high is not that accurate

To advocate for a quick or immediate return to America as normal, one must figure out how to rationalize the fact that this week alone, tens of thousands of people have died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus that emerged in China last year.

You can’t simply say, “open up the economy and let the bodies fall where they may.” Instead, we get two different arguments: “open up the economy because the number of deaths is comparable to other causes,” or “open up the economy because the number of deaths isn’t a high as suggested.”

Both of those arguments, though, have significant flaws. The death toll isn't demonstrably inflated.

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