GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Michigan’s confirmation bias

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/08/12/michigans-key-covid-19-statistic-wrong-blame-idaho/3344615001/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Michigan’s key COVID-19 statistic was wrong; blame Idaho
Craig Mauger —  The Detroit News

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Lansing — Amid fears of a second wave of COVID-19 hitting Michigan, the state’s Chief Medical Executive Joneigh Khaldun stepped to the microphone during a July 28 press conference and noted a discouraging trend.

The percentage of tests yielding positive results in Michigan — a key statistic in tracking the virus — was rising and had reached 3.7% during that past week, Khaldun said. The rate, which spiked in the spring amid testing shortages, had been down to 2.2% in early June, according to state data.

A day after the press conference, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cited rising cases statewide as she reimposed limits on bars and indoor gatherings in northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

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SOOoo, the Guv took immediate action on bad data that gave the bad news.  

“Confirmation bias”?

They WANT bad news to keep the “crisis” going to defeat “Bad Orange Man”!

Anyone still believe ANY Gooferment data?  I don’t!

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