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latest wonderdrug data

The latest on the aspirin wonderdrug is truly inspiring. Numbers like 20% to over 30% survival for a whole range of horrid diseases sound too good to be true. The thing is that most people will interpret these data to mean that 100% is the lot. This John points out in his book is not true where 20% and 30% are only risk ratios of 1.2 and 1.3 or rather 0.83 and .77. Not that earth shattering. Be interesting to learn how many people interpret 100% to be total survival.