Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 4 months ago

Why do people like Smoking Joe make false claims like saying the Covid death rate in Europe is lower than the US?

The death rate in Europe is 2.3%

For the US: 2.1%

If you took out the cluster f*** that is New York the US death rate drops to 1.97%


@Juana- Not true. There's actually 16 doing worse. 

Isle of Man 364 25 6.87%

Channel Islands 1,068 48 4.49%

UK 1,430,341 53,274 3.72%

Italy 1,272,352 47,217 3.71%

Sweden 196,446 6,321 3.22%

San Marino 1,358 43 3.17%

Ireland 69,058 2,006 2.90%

Bosnia and Herzegovina 76,757 2,153 2.80%

North Macedonia 50,015 1,397 2.79%

Belgium 545,787 15,025 2.75%

Spain 1,542,467 42,039 2.73%

Romania 393,851 9,596 2.44%

Bulgaria 110,536 2,530 2.29%

Update 2:


France 2,065,138 46,698 2.26%

Moldova 92,519 2,072 2.24%

Albania 29,837 646 2.17%

Update 3:

@Heidi- No, that's because we have the third highest population (and I wouldn't trust the numbers from the top 2). 

Update 4:

@anon- No, that's deaths per million population NOT the death rate. 

Update 5:

@Juana- Whether it's misleading or not that's what we're talking about. If you want to debate which statistics are more accurate that's a different debate. Joe made a factually incorrect statement and I proved it. No that you've lost you want to change the rules. Typical lib. 

Update 6:

@Juana-Yes, he said "death rate" and death rate is calculated by deaths/cases even according to worldometer:

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Mainly cause they have a narrative and fu ck facts!

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Germany has a death rate of 161 per million pop, the USA has 773 per million pop.

  • Juana
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    @your update2: When did Joe specifically refer to "deaths per cases"? No serious website does, certainly not Worldometers.

    @your update: "Deaths per cases" is misleading since no one knows how many asymptomatic cases there are in every country. Click on "Deaths / M pop."


    Only four European countries (excl. San Marino and Andorra) have a worse death rate than the US. The rest is doing better, some of them MUCH better.

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