(Don Boudreaux) Tweet Here’s a letter to a reader of this blog: Mr. Horn: Thanks for your e-mail. You’re unhappy with my linking to a December 10th Facebook post by Nobel-laureate economist Vernon Smith – a post in which Vernon shares a graph, from Our World in Data, comparing the number of daily Covid-19 cases to the number of daily Covid-19 deaths .
The fact that the number of daily Covid deaths is minuscule relative to the number of daily Covid cases is the relevant reality to which Vernon points and which the graph he shares illustrates vividly. And it’s an important reality. If knowledge of this reality were more widespread, I believe that the irrational hysteria over Covid-19 would be much muted.