Now, during the Covid-19 pandemic, is a particularly apt time to reflect on the difficulty of optimally making decisions when we don’t have perfect information. I’ve written a game that informs users, in hopefully a lighthearted way, about the statistical issues concerning this process. It should be fairly self-explanatory, but I’ll try to write up some notes shortly.

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The Science

During the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become a mantra that politicians are following the science. What could this mean, and is it an unequivocally good thing for science and society?

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Gavin Kelly

Mathematician ● Statistician

Biostatistician @The Francis Crick Institute

London, UK