The Daily Rudeness

Probability Play: 11 times 0 is still 0

Unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die of Covid. Your chance of dying of Covid if you are not elderly, obese or with an underlying condition is close to 0. So 11 times 0 is still…0.

The vast majority of Americans are not good with math & probability. So the media saying ’11 times more likely!’ sounds very scary until you realize the likelihood was (depending on your risk category) close to 0 to begin with.