ONS analysis estimates Covid-19 death rates by vaccination status.

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The Office for National Statistics analysed people in its…

In statistics, data quality matters more than data quantity.

What is the APC identification problem?

  • Age effects: People change as they age, due to biological and social reasons. For example, life events like retirement can affect people. …

What is an odds ratio, and how do we estimate its uncertainty?

What are the odds?

Odds are different to probabilities. In classical statistics, probabilities are the long-run frequency of an event. In Bayesian statistics, probabilities represent a state of knowledge or reflect personal belief.

What proportion of cases in England fall into each test category?

  • PCR only: A person, often with symptoms or regular testing, takes a polymerase chain reaction test.
  • LFD (positive PCR): After taking a rapid test, it…

How do we calculate doubling times from growth rates?

Viruses, and viral cases, can double in time. (Image: NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana)

The Global Drug Survey does not collect representative samples.

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.

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