Commonly Used Epidemiology Statistics in the Time of COVID-19. What They Do and Do Not Mean

by Mark Nichter, Collin Catalfamo and the HCW-Hosted.org team, June 5, 2020

“•A lack of federal guidelines has created huge variation in how states are reporting their COVID-19 data and in what kind of data they provide to the public.”…

In this powerpoint presentation, the authors explore basic epidemiological terms and how they are used both correctly and incorrectly. The conclusions regarding the mis-use of statistical data and concepts are well worth taking a bit of time to consider as we continue along our path to understand the meanings of this pandemic.

Photo by Elizabeth Cartwright June 2020


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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