A misleading headline from PEW
will fool you, and yet it is true.
If it’s stated as fact
it will make you react
if said without hullabaloo
The chart explains beautifully how the death rates have come down in Democratic districts and been more stable in Republican district.
Another, more descriptive headline would be: The death rate from COCID-19 in Democratic districts is improving. In mid April it used to be 3.7 times worse than the death rate in Republican districts. It is now only 2.4 times worse.
Both statements are true, and both are partisan.
The PEW Research Center prides itself of being non-partisan. Here is their mission statement: We generate a foundation of facts that enriches the public dialogue and supports sound decision-making. We are nonprofit, nonpartisan and nonadvocacy. We value independence, objectivity, accuracy, rigor, humility, transparency and innovation.