Monday, June 29, 2020

Comparison and contrast …

… Glad Midsommar! Covid comparison in six charts: Sweden and UK - InProportion2. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

1 comment:

  1. Jeff Mauvais1:20 AM

    It's a trifecta! This one is a prime example of statistical cherry-picking. Only six countries have COVID-19 fatality statistics worse than Sweden's: San Marino, Belgium, Andorra, U.K., Spain, and Italy. Every other country on the planet has better fatality outcomes (deaths per million population) than Sweden. An honest researcher would have compared Sweden to its nearest neighbors, or to all of the countries in the European Union, or to all industrialized countries, or to the rest of the world. But this guy is an ideological hack, not an honest researcher, so he cherry-picks one of only six countries that can "prove" his political point. Real science starts with a question and lets the data provide an answer. Fake science starts with the answer and looks for data that support it, while ignoring data that do not.