Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Medical News 2018) for Friday, June 14, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 200):
For the first time, the FDA approved a drug for the treatment of this, though there hadn’t been a new case in 40 years
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Becky Reisig, a document management system administrator from Fort Collins, Colorado
|Eric Larson, an executive producer at an events agency from Long Beach, California
|E.J. Wolborsky, a freelance project manager from Brooklyn, New York (2-day total: $54,201)
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Correct response: What is smallpox?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980. However, this drug has nothing to do with the increase in anti-vaxxers in today’s society. The FDA approved TPOXX (tecovirimat) in July 2018 in order to address the risk that smallpox would be used as a weapon in bioterrorism.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Scores going into Final:
Becky $4,000 – $3,050 = $950 (What is polio)
Eric $5,600 + $2,401 = $8,001
E.J. $13,000 – $501 = $12,499 (3-day total: $66,700) (What is polio?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: clues
Daily Double locations:
1) “O” IS FOR OPERA $400 (12th pick)
Eric 800 +1000 (Becky 2000 E.J. 1000)
2) IN & AROUND ASIA $1200 (7th pick)
E.J. 6000 -3000 (Eric 5000 Becky 1600)
3) COMMUNICATION $1200 (24th pick)
Eric 9400 -3000 (E.J. 8600 Becky 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 18
J! round: MEERKAT MANNERS $200
DJ! Round: COMMUNICATION $400; IN & AROUND ASIA $400
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000
E.J. $16,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 8 incorrect, 44.44% in first on buzzer, 3/4 on rebound attempts
Eric $8,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Becky $4,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 5 incorrect, 24.07% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $28,000
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,000
E.J. Wolborsky, stats to date:
70 correct, 13 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
42.51% in first on buzzer (71/167)
2/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,800
E.J. Wolborsky, to win:
4 games: 54.604%
Avg. streak: 4.203 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 60 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 1.8475 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1314).
An average of 3.4349 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.386).
An early cutoff took place 0.143% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
E.J. Wolborsky qualified 34.442% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 90.259% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 68.609% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 33.853% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 7.970% of the time.
- Tonight’s 17 incorrect responses is still well short of the known record of 23, set December 1, 1988.
- Thank you to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.
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