20 Oct 2021

Our Changing World: These data days

From Afternoons, 3:35 pm on 20 October 2021

As we approach the end of our second year dealing with Covid-19, it’s notable how many of us are now familiar with the basic concepts of epidemiology. Social conversations are no longer about house prices and sports results, but debates over elimination versus suppression, the stringency of our lockdown measures, and the current R-value as our daily cases creep higher.

This week on Our Changing World, Damian Christie, director of Aotearoa Science Agency, speaks to Dr Andrew Chen from the University of Auckland about whether the pandemic has changed how the public understands the analysis and use of data to inform decisions.