Fun with Medical Statistics

A new CDC study shows that 80% of  ICU cases in the US in the current outbreak have pre-existing conditions. That sounds worth knowing, until you realize that as many as 50% of non-elderly Americans have pre-existing conditions, and more than 90% of elderly Americans do. So this headline becomes a little like saying: So far all we are seeing in American ICUs are bipedal American apes — no talking cats, etc.

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