Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Sawbones: COVID Lies, Darned Lies and Statistics
May 12, 2020 3:07 PM - Subscribe

Two doctors made headlines this week by trying to construct the narrative that the COVID-19 pandemic has been overblown by the hospital system in pursuit of more profits. This week, Dr. Sydnee and Justin explain why their numbers don't add up, and how you can combat this narrative if it, depressingly, sticks around.Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers
posted by The corpse in the library (2 comments total)
This was interesting. It isn't your typical Sawbones episode, but it scratched the same itch that the usual ones do for me. I appreciated all the background information, e.g. how medical billing is done.

I'm sure my Facebook friends who posted that stupid video won't listen, but ah well.
posted by The corpse in the library at 3:08 PM on May 12, 2020

It's just the stupidest argument to start with. It's base level understanding of statistics that you can't extrapolate from a small self-selected sample to the population at large, even disregarding all the fanciful guesses they make after that.
posted by Scattercat at 4:09 PM on May 12, 2020 [2 favorites]

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