CapX Live with Tom Chivers, author and Science Editor – UnHerd
The pandemic has seen numbers and data come to the forefront of our lives – how many jabs have been delivered? What are the risks of vaccination? Where’s the R number? But many of us still don’t understand what the figures mean – or come to wildly different conclusions.
During the pandemic, Tom Chivers has established himself as one of the most interesting and reliable voices on what the data actually means. In our latest CapX Live event, Robert Colvile will interview Tom about his new book, co-written with David Chivers. ‘How to Read Numbers’ breaks down common fallacies and mistakes in reading and interpreting data in everyday life, and shows us how to separate the good data from the bad. Tom is also a leading science journalist, so the conversation will also touch on the pandemic and the role of science in our everyday lives for the past 12 months and beyond.