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Covid misconceptions and US deaths July 18, 2020
How many of us believe the myths about coronavirus?
Sweden’s lockdown lite July 11, 2020
Sweden stayed open during the pandemic – how well did it work?
Are cases really rising in the US or are they just testing more? Tim digs into the data.
Why did the UK have such a bad Covid-19 epidemic? July 1, 2020
Was it bad decision-making, bad advice, or bad luck?
A new Covid-19 drug and a second wave June 27, 2020
Tim Harford looks into why protests haven’t led to a spike in Covid-19 cases
Child Poverty, School Inequality and a Second Wave June 24, 2020
As lockdown eases, why hasn't there been a spike in infections?
Who Should be Quarantined? June 20, 2020
Tim Harford finds out which countries have the highest rate of Covid-19 infection.
Quarantine, Test and Trace and BODMAS June 17, 2020
Is it true that Covid-19 mostly kills people who would die soon anyway?
Are more people are dying of Covid-19 in the UK than all the EU countries put together?
Keep your distance June 6, 2020
Tim Harford examines how can we avoid infection spreading, while getting on with life.
False negatives, testing capacity and pheasants June 3, 2020
How accurate are the swab tests used to diagnose Covid-19?
What does the data show about whether this wave of the epidemic is waning in the UK?
60 60 Harvests and statistically savvy parrots May 23, 2020
Can there really only be 60 harvests left in Earth's soil?
Will re-opening some schools put children or their teachers at risk?
Social Distancing and Government Borrowing May 16, 2020
Where do the different social distancing measurements come from?
Vitamin D, explaining R and the 2 metre rule May 13, 2020
Is Vitamin D an under-appreciated weapon in the fight against Covid-19?
Covid-19 fatality rate May 9, 2020
Why don't we know how dangerous Covid -19 really is?
Did the UK really carry out 100,000 coronavirus tests in one day?
Climate change and birdsong May 2, 2020
With factories closed and flights grounded, what impact will this have on climate change?