Wednesday, May 13, 2020

We Need Percentages in order to compare

Here is a message I sent to Al Jazzeera today. Greetings good people. News media worldwide uses the metric of how many cases each country has in order to compare them. What would be more helpful would be percentages. That the US has the most positives reported and most deaths and surely most excess deaths (to me a more signigicant number) has some meaning of course, but if it were also stated in terms of percentage of the population, it would communicate more.

I live in Bali and have appreciated your articles on Bali, Indonesia, and SE Asia in General. Keep up the good work. Thank you.

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