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Stanford study: More than 48,000 Santa Clara County residents have likely been infected by coronavirus

Original post made on Apr 20, 2020

The number of coronavirus infections in Santa Clara County could be between 50 and 80 times higher than the officially confirmed count, preliminary results from a community-based study by a team of Stanford researchers indicates.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 20, 2020, 11:25 AM

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Posted by awatkins
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Apr 20, 2020 at 2:40 pm

Since the participants were self-selected, is there not a built-in bias toward people who suspect they have the disease and therefore are more motivated to take a test for it?

Posted by Alan
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Apr 20, 2020 at 5:44 pm

@awatkins - The study is facing a number of challenges concerning how the statistics were derived. I will not claim to know how it will hold up after the dust settles, but here is an article about some of those criticisms: Web Link

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