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"The data doesn't tell you what to do" david spiegelhalter'>Statistician Sir David Spiegelhalter says that lifting lockdown is a political decision. He tells #R4Today  ministers are right not to give precise numbers of cases or deaths before restrictions are eased.

Is 12 weeks between Covid jabs too long? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

Is Covid more deadly and contagious than seasonal flu? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

Just how effective is the Oxford coronavirus vaccine for the over-65s? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

Just how effective is the Oxford coronavirus vaccine for the over-65s? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

OPINION: 100,000 coronavirus deaths is an appalling number. Yet it is still a substantial underestimate of the real number of coronavirus fatalities. So what data should we follow for a more accurate picture? david spiegelhalter'>Statistician David Spiegelhalter explains 👇

“There is no evidence it will do worse in older people.” Statistician Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter tells @krishgm  the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine will work in all age groups, adding Germany's recommendation to limit the jab to under 65s is “the odd one”.

OPINION: 100,000 coronavirus deaths is an appalling number. Yet it is still a substantial underestimate of the real number of coronavirus fatalities. david spiegelhalter'>Statistician David Spiegelhalter explains what data we should follow for a more accurate picture.

@MatthewJDalby  yes, David Spiegelhalter made the point that the died-after-confirmed-test thing undercounted seriously back then because the tests were so rare. The real spring peak was significantly (but not overwhelmingly) higher than the winter one; I hadn't realised

“The second wave will be bigger than the first,” says statistician David Spiegelhalter But he describes passing 100,000 Covid deaths as a “very nominal milestone”, because the Office for National Statistics says it was reached weeks ago #politicslive 

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Behind the numbers: what does it mean if a Covid vaccine has ‘90% efficacy’? | David Spiegelhalter

WATCH: david spiegelhalter'>Statistician David Spiegelhalter says the government's use of a graph modelling 4,000 Covid-19 deaths a day was 'extremely damaging' Watch the full episode here:

Why has the UK done so badly on Covid-19? There are still no simple answers | David Spiegelhalter

#OnThisDay in 1890 Sir Ronald Fisher, was born. david spiegelhalter'>Sir David Spiegelhalter discusses how the work of amateur mathematician Thomas Bayes and statistician Ronald Fisher helped to shape the current thinking of probability. Watch the video #PeopleOfScience  #Maths 

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The government’s daily briefings on #Covid_19  are "not trustworthy communication of statistics" says david spiegelhalter'>Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter from the University of Cambridge #Marr 

Coronavirus risk to young people “like a weeks' worth of driving” – david spiegelhalter'>Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter tells @krishgm 

david spiegelhalter'>Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter tells #Marr  "it’s extraordinary that we don’t know these basic facts… of how many people have got #Covid_19  and how many people have had it"

A good short read on how to communicate the risks of Coronavirus from an expert in risk and the communication of risk, David Spiegelhalter.

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