“Hancock appears to think the false positive rate is the percentage of people among those who’ve tested positive who are, in fact, positive. No, Health Secretary. It’s the percentage of all the people you’ve tested who are found, falsely, to be positive.”
Matt Hancock: Obstinate or Innumerate?
"The smarter a person is, the more effortlessly they are able to persuade themselves to believe whatever it is that’s in their best interests to believe", writes on the Health Secretary's latest statistical slip-up
““Hancock appears to think the false positive rate is the percentage of people among those who’ve tested positive who are, in fact, negative. No, Health Secretary. It’s the percentage of all the people you’ve tested who are found, falsely, to be positive.”