I Numero

T Coddington
Using numbers to understand the world
Created 06 Oct 2021
  • How similar will all states be in COVID deaths when this is over?
    22 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 18 6
    Ran across this tweet from Prof. Levitt earlier today: The last sentence struck me as something to look at further. As we think about the rate of COVID deaths within a particular geography, we should ...
  • Trump voters & COVID Deaths part 2
    17 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 20 7
    Yesterday’s post looked at an NPR article’’s contention that COVID deaths were associated with a US County’s tendency to vote for Trump in the 2020 election. In that post, I highlighted that the numbe...
  • Do masks work as source control?
    17 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 20 13
    This will be the extremely rare post where I do not reference any data at all, but rather ask you to humor me in a thought experiment. Forgive the crude nature of this. Question: If masks work as sour...
  • Data help- Population by age group by US County
    16 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 9
    Hey all- If anyone knows of a source for Population by US County broken down by age, I would appreciate it. Alternatively, it looks like the data is here , but as far as I can tell it’s a file for eac...
  • Are Trump voters dying from COVID at a higher rate?
    16 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 32 16
    In the never-ending quest to politicize everything and grow division among Americans, NPR has published this Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates. Misinformation is to blame. The p...
  • Booster shots approved for 16-17 year olds
    09 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 20 5
    My 1st creation of a GIF (did this in 5 minutes, forgive production values):
  • What will be the steady-state vaccine effectiveness against death?
    08 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 24 37
    Something has been bothering me about the way we are calculating vaccine effectiveness (VE) against death. The simplest way to explain to someone VE is to compare the fraction of total COVID Deaths of...
  • A little help?
    06 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 11
    Anyone know where I can find the raw data behind these charts in the UK Reports? I have only found vaccination uptake data that did not include age groups.
  • UK mortality data: A clue on relative health of vax groups?
    29 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 32 29
    My last post was critical of an Alex Berenson post that used all-cause mortality data in what I (and many others) thought was a very misleading way. Alex had a follow up today in which, in my opinion,...
  • Alex is wrong on this one
    21 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 38 42
    Preface this post by saying I believe Alex Berenson has been invaluable during this pandemic. We need more folks willing to look skeptically & I believe he has been right far more often than wrong & h...
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