Counting is hard (redux)

Diving into coronavirus numbers (or lack thereof)

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As a resident of the UK I joined many people in tuning in to watch Boris Johnson talk about my country’s response covid-19 and the path out of lockdown. In my previous post on why counting is hard I talked about how we report numbers. Then I saw the way we’re presenting numbers and despaired a little. This post is about why the things we’re reporting don’t give an…