Monday, 31 August 2009

Swine flu and statistics - again!

I'm glad to report a website I've discovered called
Straight Statistics. Its mission statement says: "We are a campaign established by journalists and statisticians to improve the understanding and use of statistics by government, politicians, companies, advertisers and the mass media. By exposing bad practice and rewarding good, we aim to restore public confidence in statistics." Amen to that! A campaign that's is long overdue and most definitely needed here in the UK.

There are some worrying reports about numbers of swine flu cases in American schools that have already returned from their summer holidays. Most UK schools will be starting to return in the first few days of September.

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