Math Can Mess Us Up: Statistics in the age of CaronaVirus

Mark Twain famously remarked, “There are three types of lies: lies damn lies and statistics.” We’ve all heard statistics thrown around relative to the Caronavirus: infection rate, death rate, probability. The problem is that we don’t have accurate intuition in regard to what these numbers actually mean! Read the article from the New York Times linked HERE written by Professor Paulos titled, “We’re reading the Caronavirus numbers wrong”



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