Ann Coulter misread my coronavirus death rate chart – Business Insider

Business Insider recently published a chart tracking death rates for different age groups from the flu in the US 2018-2019 flu season and comparing those to death rates in South Korea from the novel coronavirus.The chart illustrates how dangerous the new disease is for patients at all ages, especially the elderly.On Tuesday, conservative pundit Ann Coulter tweeted the chart out, claiming that it showed that the flu was more dangerous than COVID-19 (the disease caused by the coronavirus) for patients under age 60.This is the opposite of what the chart shows.Information and news are changing rapidly amid the evolving coronavirus pandemic, and it’s important to present and parse that information correctly.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The crisis around the novel coronavirus pandemic is evolving incredibly quickly, with new
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