Quote:WizardCan someone please explain to me, in as few words as possible, what this 85% statistic is saying? Just put it in a sentence. I don't need an interpretation.

Math puzzle time!

Let's say 94.5% of the population wear masks. The probability a mask-wearer gets the CV is 1%. The probability a non-mask-wearer gets the CV is 3%. A person positive with CV is chosen at random. What is the probability he was a mask-wearer?

I see what you did there. I get 85.1351%.

Left of Marx? Wow comrade, just wow!Quote:redietzFor the record, I'm also not a big fan of communism, as it's basically a religion since it can't be disconfirmed, which reminds me a religion making its way through the U.S. right now. But I am, from a social perspective, somewhat left of Marx, so what I suggest is "Sir Comrade Dietz," so as to assign proper respect and all.

Quote:Keyser

Fortunately we're doing much better than most of Europe and in locations where they've had the most draconian lock downs thanks to great leadership.

Why compare the US to the worst and say we are ok

Why not compare the USA to countries that have had the best response, essentially defeated the virus and are not depending on the fantasy vaccine?

I have relatives in Taiwan. I am following this virus very closely where I have relatives

Taiwan 7 deaths

We should be looking at Taiwan and saving lives instead giving an ok to 225,000 dead

Warp speed??????????

This is real life and people are dying today. It's not a star trek episode. I really doubt we will have a vaccine. To bank on just that just sentences more people to death

Quote:AZDuffmanThe one as I mentioned was one Trump quoted but I forget when.

85% of people catching the virus were regular mask wearers.

Another way, if 100 people tested positive, 85% wore masks regular.

Thank you. By itself, this statement does tell us much about masks. It would be helpful to know the percentage of people who wear masks as well, to compare this 85% against something. I say this not to make a political statement, but more of a statistical one.

Quote:unJonI see what you did there. I get 85.1351%.

Correct!

Quote:DeMangoLeft of Marx? Wow comrade, just wow!

Quote:redietzFor the record, I'm also not a big fan of communism, as it's basically a religion since it can't be disconfirmed, which reminds me a religion making its way through the U.S. right now. But I am, from a social perspective, somewhat left of Marx, so what I suggest is "Sir Comrade Dietz," so as to assign proper respect and all.

Warning given to both of you for making political statements. Let's keep it mathematical.

Quote:terapinedWe should be looking at Taiwan and saving lives instead giving an ok to 225,000 dead

This, too, is getting too political. Warning issued.

I am fine with discussion about the virus, but it should be statistical in nature or how it directly affects casinos.

Quote:WizardCan someone please explain to me, in as few words as possible, what this 85% statistic is saying? Just put it in a sentence. I don't need an interpretation.

Math puzzle time!

Let's say 94.5% of the population wear masks. The probability a mask-wearer gets the CV is 1%. The probability a non-mask-wearer gets the CV is 3%. A person positive with CV is chosen at random. What is the probability he was a mask-wearer?

85% of people who wore masks and removed them in public dining areas/drinking establishments caught covid (that participated in the study)

That was the findings of the study.

Quote:darkozQuote:WizardCan someone please explain to me, in as few words as possible, what this 85% statistic is saying? Just put it in a sentence. I don't need an interpretation.

Math puzzle time!

Let's say 94.5% of the population wear masks. The probability a mask-wearer gets the CV is 1%. The probability a non-mask-wearer gets the CV is 3%. A person positive with CV is chosen at random. What is the probability he was a mask-wearer?

85% of people who wore masks and removed them in public dining areas/drinking establishments caught covid (that participated in the study)

That was the findings of the study.

That’s incorrect. You mixed up the percentage in the same way the OP did.

Quote:darkozQuote:Wizard

Math puzzle time!

Let's say 94.5% of the population wear masks. The probability a mask-wearer gets the CV is 1%. The probability a non-mask-wearer gets the CV is 3%. A person positive with CV is chosen at random. What is the probability he was a mask-wearer?

85% of people who wore masks and removed them in public dining areas/drinking establishments caught covid (that participated in the study)

That was the findings of the study.

The study says that of the people who caught covid, 85% of them wore masks

It does not say that 85% of the people who wore mask caught covid.

We have a set of people. The ones who caught covid are a subset. The ones who caught covid and wore mask are a subset of that subset.

The biggest subset is the people who didn't catch covid. Without looking at the study, it would seem obvious that the biggest group of people who ate were not infected, mask or no mask.