A Sensible Article About Coronavirus

Why the numbers we’re given don’t tell us anything meaningful

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In many countries around the world the mass media is having a great time sensationalizing the latest in a long line of new viruses. Forget MERS and SARS and H5N1; today’s you-must-be-terrified-about-this virus is COVID-19 and it’s enabling the media to boost ad revenues nearly as much as a Presidential assassination.