Columbia Threadneedle: Challenges of interpreting fast-changing data


Covid-19 is generating huge quantities of case count data as the disease advances around the world and raises as many questions as it answers.

The Covid-19 pandemic is generating huge quantities of case count data as the disease advances around the world. We have seen countries and regions that were hit earliest move through the initial peak and into a period of declining incidence, while those affected more recently are still recording rapid rises in infections and fatalities. But the data raises as many questions as it answers. Why are case counts falling faster in some places than others? Why did some countries and cities suffer much more serious outbreaks than their neighbours? Why do mortality rates vary from one region to another? Read article now