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  • A clear and extremely readable guided tour of the pandemic... This book represents an extremely timely contribution... If journalists, politicians and the public were all provided with a copy then the debate would be vastly better informed, with much more light than heat

    Oliver Johnson, Guardian
  • Cuts through the noise and disinformation about the pandemic... In single well-evidenced sentences [Spiegelhalter] and Masters can pronounce on months-long conflicts... Reading it, it feels as though there are adults in the room

    Tom Whipple, The Times
  • Fascinating

    Jeremy Vine
  • A valuable overview of COVID-19 statistics and how to navigate them. Rather than just quoting numbers, Spiegelhalter and Masters discuss how to think about epidemic data... No doubt many books will be written on the COVID-19 pandemic... But if they want to get the statistics straight, their authors may want to read Covid by Numbers first

    Adam Kucharski, Lancet
  • I couldn't imagine a better guidebook for making sense of a tragic and momentous time in our lives. Covid by Numbers is comprehensive yet concise, impeccably clear and always humane

    Tim Harford, author of How To Make The World Add Up
  • A clear, concise statistical journal of the plague year. If you want to understand the numbers behind the virus that stopped the world, you ought to read this book

    Tom Chivers, author of The Rationalists
  • Fantastic and wonderfully readable. A much needed antidote to the often murky and misinterpreted world of Covid data, explained in a straightforward and clear way - yet always remembering the humanity the data represents

    Dr Hannah Fry

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