Why does an aspiring congressional candidate decide to make an obviously false public statement about COVID-19?
Andy Caldwell is quoted as saying that “99.99% of COVID patients recover.” Did he forget his fourth-grade math, or does he emulate the president by lying about COVID?
99.99% recovery is the same as 1 death in 10,000.
But the local, state and U.S. data are straightforward: It varies between a recovery rate of about 98.8% in Santa Barbara (115 deaths in 9,000 cases) and 97.2% in the U.S. (208,000 deaths out of 7.5 million cases).
A very different truth.