COVID media/public engagement 

April 2020 

PHASTAR Blog, "Making sense of the ONS COVID-19 death count" (https://phastar.com/blog/227-making-sense-ons-covid-19-death-count)

Associated interview on Radio 5 Live

 

October 2020

ITV article, "Covid-19: How much are students driving the surge in UK cases? This is what the data shows"   

(https://www.itv.com/news/2020-10-07/covid-19-how-much-are-students-driving-the-surge-in-uk-cases-this-is-what-the-data-shows)

 

HealthWatch 2020 lecture, "Can’t see the wood for the trees? Making sense of data during a global pandemic" 

(https://www.healthwatch-uk.org/about/join-healthwatch/9-news.html)

PHASTAR Blog, "Can’t see the wood for the trees? Making sense of data during a global pandemic"  (https://phastar.com/blog/249-making-sense-of-data-during-global-pandemic)

 

November 2020

ITV article, "How many Covid infections are acquired in hospitals? This is what the data shows" 

(https://www.itv.com/news/2020-11-09/how-many-covid-infections-are-acquired-in-hospitals-this-is-what-the-data-shows)

BBC Panorama

The Race for a Vaccine (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qdzd)

COVID-19 Vaccines

Pfizer BioNTech

PHASTAR Blog, "Rumination on Vaccination - A Statistician's View of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Data" (https://phastar.com/blog/250-statisticians-view-on-pfizer-covid19-vaccine-data)

PHASTAR Blog, "Rumination on Vaccination Part II - statisticians view on the Pfizer COVID19 final analysis results" 

(https://phastar.com/blog/253-statisticians-view-on-pfizer-covid19-vaccine-data-part-ii)

 

Moderna

PHASTAR Blog, "Another Vote of 'Confidence' - a Summary of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine results" (https://phastar.com/blog/252-summary-of-moderna-covid-vaccine-results)

 

AstraZeneca Oxford

PHASTAR Blog, "A Dose (or more) of Positivity - Reading into AstraZeneca's Interim Analysis Results" (https://phastar.com/blog/254-astrazeneca-covid19-vaccine-trial-results)

The Spectator, "What we know so far about the Oxford vaccine" (https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/what-we-know-so-far-about-the-oxford-vaccine)

Interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme

 

Following the approval of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, I was interviewed by Sky News and talkRADIO

ITV article, "Covid: Was Pfizer's vaccine rushed? Can we be certain it's safe? Our statistician answers your questions"

(https://www.itv.com/news/2020-12-02/covid-was-pfizers-vaccine-rushed-can-we-be-certain-its-safe-our-statistician-answers-your-questions)

Podcasts

Coronavirus: What You Need To Know, ITV (https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-19/coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know-itv-news-podcast-with-information-advice-and-analysis-on-the-pandemic)

  • What you need to know about the breakthrough vaccine

  • The key Covid stats (plus more vaccine good news)

  • Why you can't compare vaccines but Oxford's is cause for celebration

How to Vaccinate the World Episode 3, BBC Radio 4 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000py6x)

BBC Newscast (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08ztv8h)

 

Numberphile: Statistics and Saving Lives (https://www.numberphile.com/podcast/jennifer-rogers)