Statistics, lies and the virus: Tim Harford’s five lessons from a pandemic | Curio

Statistics, lies and the virus: Tim Harford’s five lessons from a pandemic

25 mins | Sep 19, 2020

For the Undercover Economist, the value of rigorous data has never been more evident. "Faced with a complete mystery at the start of the year, statisticians, scientists and epidemiologists have been working miracles. I hope that we choose the right fork, because the pandemic has lessons to teach us about statistics — and vice versa — if we are willing to learn." Harford opines for the Financial Times.

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From Financial Times