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Lying With Statistics: Another Dishonest COVID-19 Report

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President Trump retweeted the story:

Sweden becomes country with highest coronavirus death rate per capita

— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 20, 2020

The headline and story are as dishonest as you can get.

This is the first paragraph:

Sweden has now overtaken the UK, Italy and Belgium to have the highest coronavirus per capita death rate in the world, throwing its decision to avoid a strict lockdown into further doubt.

The truth is in paragraph 4 (my emphasis):

However, Sweden has only had the highest death rate over the past week, with Belgium, Spain, Italy, the UK and France, still ahead over the entire course of the pandemic.

Here is a chart of current deaths in the countries referenced.