Bill Gates Posts Data Of Causes Of Death In The US, Is Amazed By The Disconnect Between News And Reality

Bill Gates has 47.4 million Twitter followers, so when he tweets something, it gets noticed. Recently, the billionaire Microsoft founder has directed everyone’s attention towards an issue he’s been seeing for a while: the media isn’t accurately reflecting what we’re dying from, and Mr. Gates thinks this disconnect shows that the news is trying to spin a story instead of addressing more serious problems.

The media isn’t accurately reflecting what we’re dying from

*****************************************************

100+ DFY Websites, Pages, Ecom Stores And Blogs!

DFY Hero is a set of 100+ Done For You Battle-Tested And Proven-To-Convert Stunning Websites, Sales Pages, Squeeze Pages, Ecom Stores And Blogs.

 

Complete Facebook Marketing Suite

TEN Traffic Apps For The Price Of ONE - Create A Flood Of Leads & Sales For Your Offers AND For Your Clients

 

FREE Roku TV Channel Development

For NON Profit Organizations !

****************************************************

Image credits: BillGates

The data that Bill Gates tweeted comes from a project, titled Death: Reality vs. Reported, by students of the University of California San Diego. The researchers attempted to answer these questions: how do people die, how do people think they die, and is there a difference. To get some answers, they set out to investigate if there’s a disconnect between what one sees in the news and what happens in reality.

For their project, the students look at four sources: The Center for Disease Control’s WONDER database for public health data (1999-2016), Google Trends search volume (2004-2016), The Guardian’s article database, and The New York Times’ article database. “For all of the above data, we looked at the top 10 largest causes of mortality, as well as terrorism, overdoses, and homicides, three other causes of death which we believe receive a lot of media attention,” they wrote. For each, the relative share of deaths, share of Google searches, and share of media coverage, were calculated.

Actual causes of death vs. Google search trends for causes of death

Image credits: ourworldindata

“Immediately, we can see that cancer and heart disease take up a major chunk of all deaths, each responsible for around 30% of the total death count,” the researchers wrote. “On the graph, everything is visible except for terrorism, which is so small it doesn’t show up unless we zoom in.”

Next, the Google Trends data. “The two major changes here seem to be that heart disease is underrepresented here, and terrorism is very much overrepresented. Suicide also looks like it has several times more relative share here than compared to the actual death rate. The rest of the causes look like they’re within the right order of magnitude as the CDC data.”

Actual causes of death vs. death coverage in the media

*****************************************************

First-of-its-kind "Mobile First" Site Builder

Quickly Build The Fastest Websites On The Internet That Are Virtually Guaranteed To Land You Higher In Google Search Results!

 

100% fully automated E-book maker 

INSTANTLY create professional  E-book's , Reports, Guides, Lead Magnets, Whitepapers, and digital info-products AUTOMATICALLY, and “ON-DEMAND”… at a push of a button!

 

FREE Roku TV Channel Development

For NON Profit Organizations !

****************************************************

Image credits: ourworldindata

Image credits: ourworldindata

“Here, we see that terrorism, cancer, and homicides are the causes of death that are most mentioned in the newspapers. Though the share that cancer occupies seems largely proportional, the share given to both homicides and terrorism appears grossly overrepresented, given their respective share of total deaths.”

“After looking at our data, we found that, like results before us, the attention given by news outlets and Google searches does not match the actual distribution of deaths,” they concluded. “This suggests that general public sentiment is not well-calibrated with the ways that people actually die. Heart disease and kidney disease appear largely underrepresented in the sphere of public attention, while terrorism and homicides capture a far larger share, relative to their share of deaths caused.”

People had a lot to say about this

Image credits: ZacksJerryRig

Image credits: bradleyvoytek

Image credits: robertchihade

*****************************************************

Recommended For You

Traffic Robot

Traffic Robot

The APS Captipic Suite

CaptiPic The ULTIMATE Image Personalisation Tool For Emails and Websites! Capitpic is a saas platform that allows you to personlaise images inside websites AND emails you send out. People can personalise their APS pages/Delivery pages and MORE to create a

The Digital Marketing Lifestyle - Complete Sales Funnel With PLR

Brand New, High Converting PLR Package You Can Sell As Your Own And Keep 100% Of The Cash In Your Pockets For Years To Come

*****************************************************

Image credits: elonmusk

Image credits: jmeisenberg

Image credits: DrPyanco

Image credits: mohtab

*****************************************************

Recommended For You

Trial PerfectWebinarHD Marketplace

The Best Webinar Software That Will WOW Your Audience During LIVE Facebook Stream Using Dynamic Layouts.

TV Boss 3 Multichannel

TV Boss is world’s ONLY platform to let you create and manage your own AND your clientsand#39; TV channels on Roku! Having your own Roku TV channel gives you: - Income through TV ads - Authority. Lead your industry - Traffic. 10,000+ in first month alone

6 Shares In The MTC Coop - Member Special

Start Getting Easy Traffic To Your Online Offers On 100% Autopilot In As Little As 3 Minutes, Guaranteed!

*****************************************************

Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

This post was curated & Posted using : RealSpecific

Thank you for taking the time to read our article.

If you enjoyed our content, we'd really appreciate some "love" with a share or two.

And ... Don't forget to have fun!

Recommended

Social Vidio - Multi License

Grab Social Vidio now before we increase the price...

Commission Sumo - Modules

Connect Commission Sumo to your Shopify site and INSTANTLY have keywords AND ad postings added to your blog, as well as relevant Clickbank and/or JVZoo keywords too!

Leave a Reply