Are we suffering from 'numerical fatigue' when it comes to Covid? Writes Professor Mary Corcoran via RTE Brainstorm

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:45

"There are lots of moving parts with this disease which makes it difficult to capture through compiling raw numbers or generating statistical scenarios. To date, there have been multiple revisions made of statistical projections on Covid's trajectory. While there is lots of information out there, it may not translate straightforwardly into knowledge.

We can be forgiven if we have started to suffer from 'numerical fatigue'. Numbers tell us something, but they do not tell us everything."

Full article available here: https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2021/0303/1200578-covid-19-numerical-fatigue/

Article by Professor Mary Corcoran, Department of Sociology, Maynooth University. Published in RTE Brainstorm, Wednesday, 3 March 2021.