Fatalities from Covid-19 range from the hundreds of thousands to the millions. Nobody knows for sure. These predictions are based on statistical models, which are based on data, which aren’t consistent and reliable yet. FiveThirtyEight, whose bread and butter is models and forecasts, breaks down the challenges of making a model and why they haven’t provided any.
Challenges of making a reliable Covid-19 model
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We keep getting bigger. Watch overweight and obesity rates move up over several decades.
Unemployment and Occupation
Unemployment has hit some industries more than others. Here’s how the most recent estimates compare against last year’s.