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Sir David Spiegelhalter – COVID By Numbers

Sir David Spiegelhalter and Dr Anthony Masters

60 mins watch time

Posted October 2021

Science

How many people have died because of COVID-19? How does COVID-19 compare to the Spanish flu? How have the lockdown measures affected the economy, mental health and crime? This year we have been bombarded by statistics – seven day rolling averages, rates of infection, excess deaths. Never have numbers been more central to our national conversation, and never has it been more important that we think about them clearly.