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12 hours ago, Happy Jack said:

I'm finding this really helpful:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

 

Seems more accurate than https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 which seems to have wildly inaccurate figures for the UK (for anyone who couldn't be bothered to scroll down, it's 3 - that's 3 cases, not 3 deaths).

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While we're at it, you may want to give SERIOUS thought as to where you choose to get your 'facts' from:

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24 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

While we're at it, you may want to give SERIOUS thought as to where you choose to get your 'facts' from:

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The Daily Mail a source of dribble? Surely not .... :)

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39 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

While we're at it, you may want to give SERIOUS thought as to where you choose to get your 'facts' from:

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The Guardian on the borderline of neutral 😂 

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19 minutes ago, jimmyb625 said:

"Any news I don't agree with is biased"

Indeed. Very much so.
I've liked it worded as "Anything to the left of Der Stürmer is communist propaganda".

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The problem with the chart is that, unless you could travel the world first-hand and verify stories, you HAVE to assume one of the news sources (or the average of a number) is a representation of the truth. It appears they've just done this for Reuters. (Which is arguably fair enough).

But what if something happened and it were simply ignored by a number of news outlets? Does that mean it didn't happen?

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1 hour ago, burno70 said:

I can't see Basschat on there?

Off the chart, bottom left.

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21 minutes ago, Newfoundfreedom said:

We don't come in until the chorus on this one. 

Now THAT is one for the Famous Basschat Quotes thread. (I've tagged you in it).

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Covid-19, you know what I mean,

At this moment you mean everything ...

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None of the UK numbers are accurate. Certainly, tests on people who are not presenting themselves as severely ill, or already in hospital, are not being carried out. It's all total guesswork at this time. Even if you get ill and recover, people in the UK will have no way of knowing is they were infected by the coronavirus or just standard flu.

I assume all the other statistics, for other countries, are mainly guesswork as well.

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2 hours ago, jonno1981 said:

That is an excellent piece of work, both as a statistical analysis and as a journalistic explanation.

Well worth 10 minutes of anyone's time.

 

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...then the Black Gate opened, and forth came no Ring-Wraith, but a living man, the Mouth of Sauron. 'Greetings,' he cried. 'I bring a short statement affirming the Dark Tower's commitment to prompt customer service as we face the challenge of responding to COVID-19 together...'

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