Covid By Numbers
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Which countries have been hit hardest by the virus? 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 and 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. In Covid By Numbers statisticians David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters crunch the data on a year like no other, exposing the leading misconceptions about the virus and the vaccine, and answering our essential questions, in conversation with The Times Science Editor Tom Whipple.