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You are given a medical diagnosis that has a median life expectancy of 8 months.

If your family is impoverished, could it be an unethical use of statistics to hold a big fundraiser advertising that you will be dead in 8 months so your family needs money to pay for the funeral?


No, because most people with this diagnosis die within 8 months.


Yes, because most people with this diagnosis don't die within 8 months.


No, because it is very unlikely that you'll be alive after 8 months.


Yes, because half of all people with this diagnosis live longer than 8 months.

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