Tuesday three

16.  Johns Hopkins and more bent stats


Johns Hopkins is still mis-labeling the numbers on their COVID-19 Dashboard: “Confirmed cases include presumptive positive cases and probable cases, in accordance with CDC guidelines as of April 14.”

No, the CDC guidelines don’t say that. Johns Hopkins is making things up. Per the CDC, confirmed cases or deaths require confirmatory laboratory evidence.

Hanlon wrote “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity,” but one has to wonder because I emailed John’s Hopkins weeks ago concerning their mislabeling of data, but have not received any reply. I also still do not know which data source they are using for their US figures.

At least people are finally seeing that the adage is the other way about:

“Never attribute to just stupidity and bad luck that which is more than adequately explained by the malice of the cabal.”

15. Katie Hogan

Executive Director of Organizing for Action, the ones [allegedly] behind Antifa riots, bricks etc.


[H/T the team]

6 comments for “Tuesday three

  1. dearieme
    June 2, 2020 at 16:39

    Nobody knows – literally no one – whether UK COVID deaths are over-reported or under-reported. In all probability no one will ever know.

    In one sense no one can ever know – when a very ill old man dies it’s essentially arbitrary which of his conditions gets the blame on the death certificate.

    Yet people blether on as if there is a “true” number being hidden by a vast conspiracy. Childish, really.

  2. The Jannie
    June 2, 2020 at 17:16

    As long as the charlatans in charge continue to conflate “of” and “with” none of the figures are worth a toss.

  3. Doonhamer
    June 2, 2020 at 18:34

    I suppose that in the interest of developing a cure / a vaccine bio samples were kept of all those who died of cv19. Just to investigate virus mutation and all those other factors that we can only speculate on. So true causes of death can be established.
    Or maybe it is best if all evidence is cremated.

    • Chuckles
      June 2, 2020 at 18:41

      The cure will be developed and ready together with the cures for the common cold and influenza

    • dearieme
      June 2, 2020 at 22:18

      Even if you had “bio samples” how would you know the “true cause of death”? The man is fat, old, diabetic, and he’s got a dodgy ticker, iffy liver, and difficulty breathing. What the hell is his “true” cause of death? There ain’t no such thing. Except that his heart stopped, obvs.

  4. June 2, 2020 at 19:51

    Yep. Sorry not to be more intelligent just now – iPad trouble.

    “ There ain’t no such thing. Except that his heart stopped, obvs.”


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