And the CDC fucks up the numbers

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They are publishing COVID-19 numbers but they are combining the active and the antibody results with no breakdown. From the Miami, Fl National Public Radio station WLRN:

CDC's National Dashboard Includes COVID-19 Data That Expert Says Mixes 'Apples To Oranges'
A nationwide analysis of COVID-19 data released this week shows broad discrepancies between what some states are reporting about testing for the novel coronavirus to the public, and what is being reported by the CDC. The analysis lists Florida as “the most extreme case” of testing discrepancies between what the state and the federal government are reporting.

Asked about the discrepancy, the CDC told WLRN that it is lumping together antibody tests along with tests for active COVID-19 infections, in an apparent conflation of its own antibody testing definitions.

“It’s apples to oranges. The two tests measure two different things,” said Mary Jo Trepka, a professor of epidemiology at Florida International University. “It’s more informative to look at the numbers of those two tests separately.”

The Poindexter that did this has an I.Q. of 30 - yes, they both relate to the same virus but they have totally different interpretations and stastical uses. Another perfect example of an unelected person with zero accountability doing a substantially less-than-perfect job. And there are some people out there who want more government involvement in our lives.

These are people for whom 1984 is a training manual and not a dystopian warning.

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