I agree, I almost always ignore "Breaking News" too, every news station abuses those words...Why does the media constantly refer these things as milestones?
Typically, milestones are used as indicators of achievement. Doesn't it feel like the word milestone is being deliberately used in the wrong context.
Most Vaccinated Country on Earth Closes Schools and Sports as COVID Cases Surge -- 35% of New Cases Are Fully Vaccinated ResidentsSeychelles, the most vaccinated country in the world, is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases. The island country shut down schools and sporting events this week due to the outbreak. 35% of the cases are people who were already vaccinated. Bloomberg reported: Seychelles, which has fully...www.thegatewaypundit.com
Or choosing a particular way to crunch numbers and present the data. Here's an example.They are cherry picking a particular theory to support their political / corruption / donor agenda.
Hi @tigerwillow1Or choosing a particular way to crunch numbers and present the data. Here's an example.
How did Pfizer calculate their "vaccine" is 95% effective? In the trial used, there was a 22,000 person "vaccinated" group where 8 people caught covid, and a 22,000 person unvaccinated control group where 162 people caught covid. 8 divided by 162 is 4.94%, and the shot is declared 95% effective.
How about looking at it a different way? In the "vaccinated" group, 0.036% got covid, vs. 0.736% in the control group. The shot therefore lowered the risk of catching covid by 0.7%. Doesn't sound so good that way, does it?
Weighing "95% effective" against the risks of the shot sounds like a good bet. Weighing "0.736% reduction" against the risks of the shot doesn't feel like a good bet.
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I accept that the methodology is well established and proofed. I'm saying that the majority of the population who don't know how it's calculated or what it means will interpret the stated result more favorably than it actually is. Similar to the majority of people thinking the stated margin of error of a survey is a hard limit. Or how most would think that a debit in double entry bookkeeping would subtract from an asset account balance when it actually does the opposite. Heck, the federal budget methodology said Clinton once had a balanced budget. The game is to define something one way and give a name so those outside the inner circle will assume it to be something more favorable than it really is. Then when they complain about it, just point out how it's the industry standard, the scientific method, etc. Some of us on the forum learned the lesson about how and why stated sensor sizes are significantly larger than the actual sensor sizes.This is how it is done mathematically, statistically - it is a well established and proofed methodology.