How to read COVID data?
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From the early days of the pandemic through to today, the public has had access to a lot of data. There have been countless graphs, charts, and tables with labels that make varying amounts of sense, conclusions that range from sound to sacrilegious, and overall, a great deal of raw material that requires a good amount of data literacy to be able to derive anything useful from. Without that data literacy, misinformation can spread like butter on hot bread. We at Vicert are fortunate to have a good degree of data literacy built into our jobs — data, careful reading, and analytics are a core part of what we do — and over the past few months, we have seen members of our personal communities struggle to make sense of data that promises some reassurance in a time when that might be all we crave. To help our communities out, and to help you help yours, we have created a nifty infographic: How to Read Covid-19 Data by Vicert.
We went ahead and defined some key terms, highlighted important lines to follow, gave examples of some things to look for and ignore, and even recommended a couple of good sources for your data. We hope that you and those you choose to share this infographic with will learn something new, and emerge just that much more confident in their data literacy!
Software may cure the world, but it doesn’t mean much without data literacy!
P.S. Just one mention! We are proud to announce that we have been featured in “Top 10 Digital Healthcare Blogs & News Websites To Follow in 2020” by Feedspot!