Communicating COVID-19 statistics
What are the challenges of communicating these numbers?
I gave a presentation to the Social Statistics section of the Royal Statistical Society. The presentation posed the challenges of communicating COVID-19 statistics to the public.
Robert Cuffe (BBC) and John Burn-Murdoch (Financial Times) gave informative presentations after mine. As John says on communication:
It doesn’t matter how high quality, how precise, how methodologically sound your work is if people don’t understand it.