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US COVID-19 pandemic: Cases vs deaths paradox

The US CDC data reveals an interesting age-specific case versus deaths paradox. Look at the following graph. I created the graph using data available at the US CDC website. Of all the COVID-19 cases, 85.6 percent occurred among those aged equal and below 64 years. In contrast, of all the…

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Simpson’s paradox: A trap in data interpretation

Simpson’s paradox may jeopardize your data interpretation.

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Prevention paradox in alcohol-related problems

Researchers have examined the applicability of the prevention paradox in alcohol-related problems: One year after Rose’s paper, in 1986, Norman Kreitman did jus that. He published his findings in the British Journal of Addiction. As Rose did, Kreitman also used others’ data in his endeavor. Kreitman’s paper I chose two…

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What is Prevention Paradox?

Geoffrey Rose, an epidemiologist from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine coined the term “prevention paradox”. In 1985 he popularized the concept through his paper under the title of “sick individuals and sick populations” and published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. In 2001, The World Health Organization’s…

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