Exponential Growth, Selection Bias and Some Cold Stats: Don’t Underestimate COVID19

A forwarded message on our coronavirus-obsessed family group read something like this: “There has been an international overreaction to Coronavirus, entirely in synch (sic) with the polarised world this virus was born into.” The text message attempts to demonstrate this … Continue reading Exponential Growth, Selection Bias and Some Cold Stats: Don’t Underestimate COVID19

‘They Send Officers Dressed Like Protesters’: Hong Kong Protests Continue

NEW DELHI: For several months, the streets of Hong Kong have simmered with discontent, with protesters wearing masks and carrying black umbrellas numbering in the hundreds of thousands. As the protests entered the twelfth week, police fired tear gas and baton … Continue reading ‘They Send Officers Dressed Like Protesters’: Hong Kong Protests Continue