Aaron O. Ellis

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New York Times Misleads on COVID-19 Cases in Small U.S. Counties

Monday, October 26, 2020

Last week, the New York Times published an excellent series of visualizations tracking the COVID-19 outbreak in rural areas across the United States. At the very end of the article, however, they added a misleading table of the counties with the highest average daily case rates. The intent was to show that the most recent cases are hitting rural areas harder than urban and suburban areas of the country, and they did so by highlighting the counties with less than 10,000 people. Read more...

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