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On coronavirus, Trump insists the U.S. has the world's 'No. 1 low mortality rate.' He's wrong — and it's the wrong way to measure success.

On coronavirus, Trump insists the U.S. has the world's 'No. 1 low mortality rate.' He's wrong — and it's the wrong way to measure success.President Trump seems to be confusing two different metrics: mortality rate and case-fatality rate. He’s also emphasizing the latter (basically useless in country-to-country comparisons) over the former (actually meaningful).

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