Defence plays sillybuggers with COVID-19 stats

Defence officially update today that it “is currently managing 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the locations illustrated above”.

However, the cases listed on the map only add up to 28, in contrast to all previously ‘accurate’ iterations of their map.

Major differences between today’s map and the most recent previous change, published on Tuesday, are that one case has been added ‘overseas’ (with no details as usual) – AND, that five cases have been subtracted.

Obviously, it’s awesome to think that that probably means ADF members with COVID-19 have now recovered – it’s just a damn shame there’s no information or confirmation other than our interpretation of Defence’s scant yet dodgy figures…

  • One case somewhere north of Sydney but south of what we were assuming was Newcastle has been removed;
  • One case has been removed from Sydney’s total;
  • One case has been removed from the ACT’s total;
  • One case has been removed from Melbourne’s total; and,
  • One case has been removed from Adelaide’s total.

And, at the risk of sounding cynical (which I am, of course), it does sound dodgy that five cases in five seperate locations should all be deemed ‘recovered’ on the same day. Or is that just me?

I also want to cast doubt on Defence’s declaration that its updates page was updated at 2pm today, because I checked it regularly all day, and only caught this massive change around 7.15pm (I’m pretty sure it should more accurately say ‘correct as at 2pm’ – which is a different thing).

View CONTACT’s unique chronology of additions/subtractions here.

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sir_jeffrey_blog_logoAnother comment from resident crankyman Sir Jeffrey Armiger – a retired Public Servant with a pet hate for BE (bovine excrement).

 

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