Sunday, 16 September 2018

The Fake 2,975 Number

So how did the 25-to-50 death count in Puerto Rico get to 2,975?

Well....this is an interesting little story.  The George Washington University public health school.....did a 'independent study' to reach the conclusion that the total number between September 2017 to Feb 2018.....was 2,975.

Actual names and death certificates?  Well....NO.

They simply did a statistical average and arrived at a nice round number of 2,975. 

Could another university do the same independent study and arrive at 4,080 or 2,088?  Yes.  That's the amusing part of the story.

So it's a college thesis project that got sucked into some national news story?  More or less.

Is this even worth discussing?  Not really.