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In praise of Covid Data

How we came to expect dashboards full of statistics.

It’s over a year since a global pandemic swept the world which caught many countries unprepared. In the beginning, one key problem was that the authorities and the public wanted data on how bad the problem was - how many cases of Covid 19 were there? How many tests were being carried out? How many people were in hospital?

On this week’s programme we talk to Clare Griffiths from the UK’s coronavirus dashboard and Alexis Madrigal from the Atlantic Magazine’s Covid Tracking Project in the US.

(A Coronavirus Data and Surveillance Dashboard displayed on a computer screen. Credit: Paul Hennessy /Getty Images)

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