Robert Reich tells us the following:
By contrast, the United States — with the highest death rate and most haphazard response to Covid-19 of any advanced nation —
That “highest death rate” is not correct. A rate is closely allied to the concept of a percentage or, a portion of. That is, it takes account of the size of the population under discussion.
That rate can be measured in two ways. Firstly, as the percentage of known cases that have resulted in death:
Or we can look at mortality per 100,000 of population:
In neither case is the US the worst of anything.
So, you know, ignorance or casuistry, difficult to know with Robert Reich really.