COVID-19 - The healing power of data: Florence Nightingale’s true legacy

Florence Nightingale

When you’re in a medical emergency, you don’t typically think of calling a statistician. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has shown just how necessary a clear understanding of data and modelling is to help prevent the spread of disease.

Karen Lamb

Dr Karen Lamb, Biostatistician, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics

In this article published in The Conversation, Dr Karen Lamb and colleagues A/Prof Alice Richardson, Australian National University and Jessica Kasza, Senior lecturer, Monash University discuss the importance of statistics in managing COVID-19 and the of the pioneers in medical statistics, Florence Nightingale.

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Dr Karen Lamb