The case of the Morgan Stanley graph

What went wrong with a graph about intensive care in US states?

The Covid-19 pandemic has put great urgency on visualising data and numbers. That flurry leads to some great and poor graphs.

One example of bad graphing appears to come from Morgan Stanley. The graph shows intensive care patients in ‘closed’ and ‘open’ US states. There is a linear smoothing line, with confidence intervals.



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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.