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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:58 AM

15. Sometimes I pity reporters.

I mean, they can write things like this:
After initial reports that young people are largely unaffected by the disease, itís increasingly clear that they are not only affected by the virus, but can also get very sick from it ó even fatally so

It's like saying, "After being told that most people aren't affected, we know that's false--some are affected, and a very small number may die."

Meaning that "most" must mean "all"? That "some" is a very large number and must contradict "most"?

We're not talking calculus here. We're talking pre-school numeracy. And they either really don't get it, or decide that sensationalism or politics are more important.

Either way, pity.

And some mockery. Again, they'd fail pre-school math while acting like they're really at the top of the smarts scale.

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