International Comparability

As the pandemic progresses, journalists and the public compare COVID-19 deaths between countries.

This article discusses the problems of international comparisons in statistics. I also went on a podcast to talk about COVID-19 death statistics.

Death counts

News organisations claimed the UK has the highest COVID-19 death toll in Europe. This claim appears in Reuters, Daily Mirror, The Guardian, and elsewhere.



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Anthony B. Masters

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.