Covid-19 statistics: What medical resources are needed to treat the coronavirus?


A nurse wears a protective facemask as she speaks to an ill patient in an EHPAD (Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People) in France, amid a spread of Covid-19. It is unclear if the elderly are more susceptible to the virus because of the virus itself or their weakened immune system. — AFP

Sometimes, statistics can be scary, or at least, made to look more menacing than what these unbiased, risk-adjusted numbers really say.

Conversely, threatening, inconvenient data can be slighted, ignored, or perhaps misrepresented as something harmless, or even beneficial.

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