Reflections on The Observer articles
With David Spiegelhalter, I wrote short articles about statistics.
Since the start of the pandemic, people are under bombardment by numbers and graphs. Daily figures fill news reports and mobile screens. Scenario models make headlines.
The request was simple: a column helping to explain Covid-19 statistics. David Spiegelhalter did the first one alone, on excess deaths. Volunteering as a Statistical Ambassador for the Royal Statistical Society, David asked me to help with an ongoing series. We…