The CDC Flunks Statistics

"My own estimate is that when Covid-19’s ravages in 2020 are averaged across the country’s entire population, we each lost about five days of life."

Interesting read. The pandemic of 2020 was rather less impactful to life expectancy than the CDC breathlessly announced. This is not a comment on whether it was bad or life threatening. Merely an observation about how the CDC computed life expectancy for their announcement yesterday.

My own estimate is that when Covid-19’s ravages in 2020 are averaged across the country’s entire population, we each lost about five days of life.

You might want to read the whole thing.

CDC estimated a one-year decline in life expectancy. Try five days - STAT
Relying on an assumption it had to know was wrong, the CDC erroneously estimated a one-year decline in life expectancy in 2020.
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