David Spiegelhalter puts the risks of Covid-19 into perspective. We’ll try to understand what restrictions mean for the UK’s economy, and look into coronavirus numbers in Iran.
We’ve dedicated this special episode to the numbers surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. Statistical national treasure Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter put the risks of Covid-19 into perspective. We ask whether young people are safe from serious illness, or if statistics from hospitalisations in the US show a high proportion of patients are under 50. We try to understand what the ever-tightening restrictions on businesses and movement mean for the UK’s economy, and we take a look at the mystery of coronavirus numbers in Iran.
Presenter: Tim Harford