Can you help Significance magazine explain the statistics of COVID-19?

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 27 March 2020
  • Copyright: Image copyright of the Royal Statistical Society

At this time of pandemic, Significance magazine is calling for short articles that can help explain the statistics of COVID-19 to a non-specialist audience and help the general public make sense of the information they are being confronted with. 

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The magazine are particularly interested in articles of no more than 1,000 words on the following topics:

  • Basic data for public reporting in pandemics
  • Basic epidemiology in relation to COVID-19
  • Demography and the pandemic
  • Testing and surveillance
  • Modelling the pandemic
  • Forecasting the pandemic
  • Visualising the pandemic
  • Health services statistics
  • Health economics statistics
  • Vaccines and treatments
  • The effect of the pandemic on society, local and global
  • The effect of the pandemic on economies, local and global
  • The effect of the pandemic on geopolitics
  • Machine learning and the pandemic
  • The history of pandemics

Potential contributors should contact significance@rss.org.uk to discuss the ideas they wish to explore, with more information available here.

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