When you add up the numbers from the 6 studies in the table, you get 953/129,593, or 0.7%.

The Campbell study's 3.9% is presumably what CIDRAP used for the "4%" statement. I'm not going to scour that study, but the table says the most recent data it used is from April 2021.

The 4% came directly from the meta-analysis - it's in the abstract and the results. They only used a subset of those 6 studies to calculate the 4% and they weighted it so that the only decent population wide study wasn't over-represented.

They just keep cranking out the propaganda. Humanity disappoints me in how many believe this garbage.

As with all modern journalism "if it bleeds, it leads!'

Seems like a major change that someone like Michael Mina is calling this out, however! I guess we’ve got to be glad that at least that is happening?!

edited May 30When you add up the numbers from the 6 studies in the table, you get 953/129,593, or 0.7%.

The Campbell study's 3.9% is presumably what CIDRAP used for the "4%" statement. I'm not going to scour that study, but the table says the most recent data it used is from April 2021.

The 4% came directly from the meta-analysis - it's in the abstract and the results. They only used a subset of those 6 studies to calculate the 4% and they weighted it so that the only decent population wide study wasn't over-represented.