5 things self-proclaimed COVID-19 ‘experts’ get wrong about statistics


If we don’t analyze statistics for a living, it’s easy to be taken in by misinformation about COVID-19 statistics on social media, especially if we don’t have the right context. For instance, we may cherry pick statistics supporting our viewpoint and ignore statistics showing we are wrong. We also still need to correctly interpret these statistics. It’s easy for us to share this misinformation. Many of these statistics are also interrelated, so misunderstandings can quickly multiply. Here’s how we can avoid five common errors, and impress friends and family by getting the statistics right. 1. It’s the infection rate that’s…

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