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now everyone’s a statistician. here’s what armchair covid experts are getting wrong

Now everyone’s a statistician. Here’s what armchair COVID experts are getting wrong

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Image: Shutterstock If we don’t analyse statistics for a living, it’s easy to be taken in by misinformation about COVID-19 statistics on social media, especially if we don’t have the right context. For instance, we...
eat out to help out: crowded restaurants may have driven uk coronavirus spike – new findings

Eat Out to Help Out: crowded restaurants may have driven UK coronavirus spike –...

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Busy August, quiet September. EPA England is about to re-impose nationwide restrictions on gatherings to control the spread of COVID-19. This comes less than two weeks after the end of the government’s half-a-billion-pound scheme to get...
case-fatality rates don’t indicate how well a country contained covid

Case-fatality rates don’t indicate how well a country contained COVID

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Presents a series of grounded science based articles covering Evolution, Global Warming, Genetic Modified Organisms (GM's), Logic, Nature of Science, Vaccines/Alt.Medicines. Recently, I have been frequently seeing the argument that the USA has actually done...
halting the oxford vaccine trial doesn’t mean it’s not safe – it shows they’re following the right process

Halting the Oxford vaccine trial doesn’t mean it’s not safe – it shows they’re...

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Image: Shuttlestock Only days after the federal government announced a A$1.7 billion vaccine deal to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to Australians in 2021, one of the two candidates has halted its phase 3 trials...
oxford scientists: these are final steps we’re taking to get our coronavirus vaccine approved

Oxford scientists: these are final steps we’re taking to get our coronavirus vaccine approved

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A researcher working on the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in Buenos Aires. EPA-EFE Of the hundreds of potential COVID-19 vaccines in development, six are in the final stages of testing, known as phase three clinical...
victoria now has a good roadmap out of covid-19 restrictions. new south wales should emulate it

Victoria now has a good roadmap out of COVID-19 restrictions. New South Wales should...

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Picture: Erik Anderson/AAP The COVID-19 roadmap for Victoria announced by Premier Daniel Andrews sets the state on the right path. Something like it should be emulated by New South Wales, which has not yet achieved zero...
‘slow and steady’ exit from lockdown as victorian government sets sights on ‘covid-normal’ christmas

‘Slow and steady’ exit from lockdown as Victorian government sets sights on ‘COVID-normal’ Christmas

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Erik Anderson/AAP The Victorian government today announced the eagerly anticipated roadmap out of COVID-19 lockdown. It features several steps that reflect a much slower relaxing of restrictions than last time around.   While the government has...
patients with covid-19 shouldn’t have to die alone. here’s how a loved one could be there at the end

Patients with COVID-19 shouldn’t have to die alone. Here’s how a loved one could...

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Image: Shuttlestock While the number of new COVID-19 cases in Victoria continues to trend downwards, we’re still seeing a significant number of deaths from the disease. The ongoing outbreaks in aged care, and the fact...
open covid ‘cold spots’ first: a way out of lockdown for melbourne

Open COVID ‘cold spots’ first: a way out of lockdown for Melbourne

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Picture: Erik Anderson/AAP Up to now the focus has been on managing “hot spots” in the COVID lockdowns of Melbourne and Victoria. We have identified four key factors that might help explain why we...
message from daniel andrews on the extension to the state of emergency

Message from Daniel Andrews on the Extension to the State of Emergency

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 I know some people have strong feelings about the State of Emergency legislation that passed the Upper House last night.   Debate is healthy. Differing opinions are what our democracy is built on. But there's also been...