Thursday, July 23, 2009

BBC lies

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8163930.stm

Flu infects 100,000 in past week
with Death Toll 26

Means that

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8159488.stm

Swine flu: how the numbers add up
0.1 - 0.35%

is a massive over-exaggeration.

100,000 infected in a week, yet 26 dead over two months means that one of the articles is spouting nonsense as the death rate has to be lower than 0.026%.

2 comments:

Mark Wadsworth said...

0.03% it is!

Fausty said...

The figures certainly don't stack up. The number of swine flu deaths compared to regular flu deaths is miniscule. So why the hype?

As if we didn't know.