Text extract from: “Trump Covid President downplays virus on leaving hospital.” BBC. 

“US President Donald Trump has made a dramatic return to the White House to continue his treatment for coronavirus after a three-night hospital stay.

The president removed his mask on the balcony of the White House, where several staff and aides have tested positive for the virus in recent days.

“Feeling really good!” Mr Trump tweeted earlier. “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.”

The US has had 7.4 million cases of Covid-19 and 210,000 deaths. 

Questions remain over the seriousness of Mr Trump’s illness after a weekend of conflicting statements.” https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54427390

May 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #4 looks at how statistics can be used to conceal information, ideas, etc and how statistics can also be used to reveal information, ideas, etc. Think about possible connections to statistics in this RLE:

  • How the Trump administration has used Covid-related statistics to conceal / reveal
  • How Trump administration opponents have used Covid-related statistics to conceal / reveal
  • How the Chinese government used Covid-related statistics in the early stages of the pandemic to conceal / reveal
  • How different media outlets use Covid-related statistics to conceal / reveal