In a tweet this Tuesday, conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter shared a graph from Business Insider that she claimed to show that coronavirus is less deadly than the seasonal flu. But it turns out Coulter may have misread the graph, as many on Twitter pointed out.
"For people under 60, coronavirus is LESS dangerous than the seasonal flu," she wrote.
For people under 60, coronavirus is LESS dangerous than the seasonal flu: https://t.co/3EFzUSaOVo— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1585066272.0
The graph, which compared the CDC's flu statistics with South Korea's Disease Control and Prevention statistics, didn't reflect what Coulter claimed, and her critics on Twitter made sure to let her know.
@AnnCoulter As a representative of the master race, one would think you’d be smarter than this.— Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants)1585076387.0
@ODChivers @AnnCoulter She’s really quite stupid.— The Duckman))) (@The Duckman))))1585067475.0
@DaisyDiamond18 @bigbridontknock @ODChivers @AnnCoulter Imagine posting online that you can’t understand grade scho… https://t.co/wTphRqMTCx— Bronson Tucker (@Bronson Tucker)1585072551.0
@AnnCoulter “Decimal places — are they a libtard plot?” - Ann Coulter— Attorney@Law (@Attorney@Law)1585076184.0
@epicciuto @AnnCoulter The non-matching age categories are a delicious cherry on this misinformation sundae.— Dan Miller (@Dan Miller)1585069538.0
@AnnCoulter Even your own chart disagrees with you. Maybe sit this one out. Honestly not sure your take is what the situation needs.— Michael Marshall Smith (@Michael Marshall Smith)1585068010.0
@DrainTheTrumps @AnnCoulter She was trained that data is not important as long as you have a good headline and say it with confidence— 🍄Dotard J Trumpanzee™️🍄 (@🍄Dotard J Trumpanzee™️🍄)1585068264.0
@EricColumbus @AnnCoulter Also of note, this is South Korea’s death rate. Basically everywhere else has been worse.— Donovan Mitchell is the true 45 (@Donovan Mitchell is the true 45)1585077500.0
@AnnCoulter check it again you fucking idiot— Natalie Shure (@Natalie Shure)1585078244.0
@ACLakeMD @AnnCoulter Ann Coulter is a parody person.— LEN (@LEN)1585076634.0
@alv9n @AnnCoulter In addition, it's also comparing average flu mortality rates to mortality rates of COVID-19 in S… https://t.co/IFf7KUQn94— murphspot (@murphspot)1585077122.0