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Old 06-30-2020, 05:37 AM   #7
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
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The article says thatís not statistically significant??
Whether it's statistically significant will depend on how many people were in the trial--if two people get the drug and two don't, and both placebo folks die but one of the drug folks lives, that's a 50% improvement in outcomes, which sounds amazing but could just be chance. If I give it to 100,000 and still half the drug folks live and all the placebo folks die, then that's much more statistically significant.
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