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Post by Matt » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:12 pm

The branch covidians won't like this!



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Post by Rate This » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:18 pm

Matt wrote:
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The branch covidians won't like this!
But their makers love it.



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Post by km1125 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:07 pm

Why is it that every local and national newscast gives the latest "COVID" cases and deaths but never, ever, explains that each positive test doesn't necessarily mean another positive case?? Not once have I heard an anchor mention that when they give the latest numbers.



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Post by Rate This » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:32 pm

km1125 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:07 pm
Why is it that every local and national newscast gives the latest "COVID" cases and deaths but never, ever, explains that each positive test doesn't necessarily mean another positive case?? Not once have I heard an anchor mention that when they give the latest numbers.
They are reporting cases and deaths... nobody is reporting how many tests were conducted to get that number of cases. The numbers are also prefaced as “new” cases. So the state is weeding that data out as they go to the best of their ability. They are trying to keep a database and do contact tracing after all.



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Re: Unfortunately, There Are Elements Of Truth In This Meme

Post by Matt » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:37 pm

km1125 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:07 pm
Why is it that every local and national newscast gives the latest "COVID" cases and deaths but never, ever, explains that each positive test doesn't necessarily mean another positive case?? Not once have I heard an anchor mention that when they give the latest numbers.
Take a look at this click bait, negative article from mlive: https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/20 ... weeks.html

Then look at the official UM site's positivity rate for the last few weeks: https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/dashboard/

Finally, tell me why the article doesn't say, "Despite uptick in UM cases, positivity rate remains beneath 2%".



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Post by Rate This » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:48 pm

Matt wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:37 pm
km1125 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:07 pm
Why is it that every local and national newscast gives the latest "COVID" cases and deaths but never, ever, explains that each positive test doesn't necessarily mean another positive case?? Not once have I heard an anchor mention that when they give the latest numbers.
Take a look at this click bait, negative article from mlive: https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/20 ... weeks.html

Then look at the official UM site's positivity rate for the last few weeks: https://campusblueprint.umich.edu/dashboard/

Finally, tell me why the article doesn't say, "Despite uptick in UM cases, positivity rate remains beneath 2%".
Because that implies the whole thing is no big deal which is something we know isn’t the case. That statement would be quite biased actually.

The U of M’s official statement references a large uptick in cases. Even U of M isn’t making the not a big deal argument you’re trying to make here.



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Re: Unfortunately, There Are Elements Of Truth In This Meme

Post by km1125 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:58 am

Rate This wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:32 pm
They are reporting cases and deaths... nobody is reporting how many tests were conducted to get that number of cases. The numbers are also prefaced as “new” cases. So the state is weeding that data out as they go to the best of their ability. They are trying to keep a database and do contact tracing after all.
That's the problem. They are reporting it as CASES, when indeed it's actually just "positive tests" and we don't know how many of those positive tests are just retests of the same person. They are intentionally promoting some propaganda without any disclaimer that says the real numbers could be MUCH lower than they are reporting.



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