At this link, CDC reports 64,282 Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. (as of May 2, 2020).
At this link, CDC reports 37,308 Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. (as of May 1, 2020).
I see the caveats at the second link explaining the “provisional data,” but c’mon. Such a big difference (nearly 27,000 deaths) makes the caveats seem ludicrous. At a minimum we should question why media consistently report the higher number and not the lower one. After all, if Covid-19 deaths are half what we imagine them to be, wouldn’t that affect our approach to public policy?