Just 1.2 percent of those who died had no other ailments

The very last sentence – yes, the very last sentence! – in this article on MSN.com presents this (comparatively) good news.

But the sensational headline read “Italy’s virus toll tops 4,000 after new one-day record.”

Those who never read to the end of an article, and there are many, would never have learned any of the following:

“The overwhelming majority of Italy’s fatal cases involved elderly people with at least one pre-existing condition.” (This was the 4th to last sentence.)

What do they mean by elderly?

“The National Health Institute (ISS) said Friday that the average age of Italy first 3,200 victims was 78.5.” (This was the third to last sentence.)

Three or more pre-existing conditions

“Almost 49 percent of them had three or more pre-existing conditions.” (This was the 2nd to last sentence.)

“Just 1.2 percent of those who died had no other ailments.” (And this was the very last sentence.)

Would you say that the media is driving the panic?

Here’s the full article:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italys-virus-toll-tops-4000-after-new-one-day-record/ar-BB11tDJ3?li=BBnb7Kz

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March 22, 2020 at 05:35PM

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