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    what do those -efficency numbers - in a vaccinae acrually mean?

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/vaccine-e...151920967.html

    and when one reads further down in this article it shows that Johnson & Johnson has gone away from their -100%-. wonder why though?
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    "Efficacy," it looks similar to efficiency, but it mean "effectiveness", I think.

    A confusing article, makes me confused too, and I am a mathematician. The writer of the article is confused, too, but attempts to appear as if he is knowledgeable about statistics.

    This writer does not know what he is talking about. He throws a lot of statistical definitions around, without connecting anything to the actual data, and does not reference what the data is.

    He gives one sample size (there are multiple companies with multiple tests), he does not explain how the statisticians derived their results. He gives a funny definition of what a "confidence interval" is, and does not indicate what the underlying "Test of Hypothesis" is for the Confidence Interval, nor the P Value.

    Typical Yahoo! reporter. There is a lot of confusion about Corona, and other things, because reporters like this think they are experts in every field.
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    and the problem is, people are reading this things and taking their word for it. THAT is the problem.
    headlines in an Austrian newspaper ( just now...) 3 People died after Astra Zeneka vaccination. Though already the first line after the headline says there is no apparent connection between the death and the vaccination. Put people seldom read that far. they go over the headlines, most of things are - reading with subscription only-. So most of the time you dont get the whole article and small print. just the headlines.. 10 cm high letters. AND of course left and right of the article a minimu mof 6 adverts. ad blocker? then you cant read anything...
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    In most newspapers, the person who writes the article is not the same person who writes the headline...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheInterocitor View Post
    In most newspapers, the person who writes the article is not the same person who writes the headline...
    is made by the -layouter - who decides how much space it is worth?
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