Rate of infection might be more meaningful or useful.
Seriously, the rate of inflation and how ‘they’ figure it is the least truthful or meaningful statistic to us in the trenches.
What matters to us is how much is left in our pockets after we pay our mortgages/rent, transportation, heating/cooling/maintenance of residences, medical coverage/health, food and entertainment costs. We’ve all taken a massive hit in the last year. worse when you figure 2.5 years of COVID. If they told the truth it would greatly alarm the masses. So ‘they’ dish out pablum and placebo.
Ain’t I the ray of 🌞 sunshine?!