Mark Lurie speaks to the NY Times about interpreting coronavirus updates

Man being tested for coronavirus

Professor Mark Lurie of the Brown University Department of Epidemiology on making sense of COVID-19 updates in a NY Time article: “The new cases or deaths each day are given as exact numbers, and we’re trained to take that at face value. But those are far from exact, they’re deeply flawed, and their meaning varies from place to place and from time period to time period.”

Read the full NY Times article here: Peaks, Testing, Lockdowns: How Coronavirus Vocabulary Causes Confusion by Richard Pérez-Peña