Covid-19 index of articles
At this time of pandemic, the news media is flooded with reports of coronavirus cases, treatments, deaths, and data and terminology that may prove confusing and/or overwhelming for members of the public. As a publication committed to explaining statistical ideas and concepts, we want to help readers understand what’s going on, to make sense of the data they are confronted with, and to put important information into the appropriate context.
Below is a list of all the articles we have published on Covid-19. If you would like to contribute to our coverage, please review our call for contributors.
- What to make of the coronavirus mortality rate? Communicating risk effectively - published 9 April 2020
- How do epidemiologists know how many people will get Covid-19? - published 9 April 2020
- How many people are infected with Covid-19? - published 9 April 2020
- Why we need more coronavirus tests than we think - published 9 April 2020
- Increasing testing capacity for SARS-CoV-2 by pooling specimens - published 9 April 2020
- A statistician’s guide to coronavirus numbers - published 9 April 2020
- The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Italian mobility - published 16 April 2020
- Visualising the pandemic: interviews with data journalists covering Covid-19 - published 21 April 2020
- Pandemics and exponential growth - published 21 April 2020
- Some comparisons between Italy and the UK for Covid-19: March to April 2020 - published 21 April 2020
- Pandemic influenza and Covid–19: Geographical velocity and control - published 22 April 2020
- Covid-19 data: To age or not to age; to date or not to date? - published 22 April 2020
- Bayes’ theorem and Covid-19 testing - published 22 April 2020
- Now more than ever, African governments need reliable data - published 30 April 2020
- Nightingale and the coronavirus pandemic: disease prevention, parallels and principles - published 30 April 2020
- To infer or not to infer: the UK’s inadequate public disclosure of Covid-19 swab test results - published 5 May 2020
- Why England’s daily reported Covid-19 deaths are not the number of people that have died in a day - published 5 May 2020
- Science in the face of Covid-19: faster, better, stronger? - published 8 May 2020
- The many definitions of a Covid-19 death toll - pubilshed 13 May 2020
- Comparing and assessing Covid-19 tests - published 19 May 2020
- Removing the pump handle: Stewarding data at times of public health emergency - published 20 May 2020
- A more transparent way to estimate and report daily Covid-19 deaths - published 27 May 2020
- A confluence of acute and chronic diseases: Risk factors among Covid-19 patients - published 27 May 2020
- Robust Bayesian modelling for Covid-19 data in Italy - published 2 June 2020
Below is a list of recommended reading from elsewhere on the web:
- Coronavirus statistics: what can we trust and what should we ignore?
- Coronavirus deaths: how does Britain compare with other countries?
- Understanding excess mortality: What is the fairest way to compare Covid-19 deaths internationally?
- Discussion meeting on statistical aspects of the Covid‐19 pandemic: Call for proposals