LifeHakx – Sadistic Statistics
By Eva Wisenbeck 23/05/2021
View the video on YouTube here.
Listen to the audio on SoundCloud here.
Tongue twistingly tantalising sadistic statistics!
“Statistics is the discipline that concerns the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data.” - Wikipedia
This weeks podcast was a bit different as we went through a Covid Quiz by the Hart Group. Here is the link to the quiz and I highly recommend you go through it. It'll only take a minute and all questions are multiple choice. Once you click on submit (you don't have to give any details) you are presented with the answers and an explanation.
Although the quiz is based on UK figures it will provide a great context and if you live in a different country I urge you to look for your answers. If these questions were posed for your country what would the actual facts look like now looking back at 2020?
Who are the Hart Group
Health Advisory & Recovery Team (HART) Mission Statement:
HART is a group of highly qualified UK doctors, scientists, economists, psychologists and other academic experts.
Our core aim is to widen the scientific debate and to consider all of the available evidence, in order to formulate strategies that benefit everyone in society.
Our research has identified a need for public policy to reflect a broader and more balanced approach across a number of key areas, in particular:
Impact of restrictions across the whole of the healthcare system and on wider society;
Cost vs benefit of school, college and university closures;
The mental health impact of the restrictive measures;
Mass-testing procedures and associated data analysis;
A full assessment of the psychological impact, on individuals and wider society, of COVID-19 communication policies;
Safe and effective treatment and prevention/prophylaxis options, in addition to vaccination, to increase survival rates.
Consultations from HART will be founded on scientific, evidence-based principles in the interests of public health. We want to encourage clear, calm and compassionate discussions.
Our experts take a collaborative approach and invite contributions from all sectors and interested groups or communities, at all levels.
HART is a not-for-profit, unincorporated membership association and its consulting members collaborate on an entirely voluntary basis.
Fair warning, if you haven't looked at the quiz yet and you would like to - don't scroll down, as I have included some of the questions we went over in the podcast after this picture...
If you are curious and would like more information about this topic here are some more resources.
ONS (Office for National Statistics)
UK Government - Covid Summary
NHS “Consent to treatment” https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/consent-to-treatment/
FDA “Informed Consent” https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/informed-consent
NCBI ”Informed consent for clinical treatment” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3307558/
General Medical Council “Decision making and consent” https://www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidance/ethical-guidance-for-doctors/decision-making-and-consent/about-this-guidance
GOV.UK “The Seven Principles of Public Life” https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life/the-7-principles-of-public-life--2
Dr Aseem Malhotra - Profit over Population Health - at the European Parliament https://youtu.be/jcnd3usdNxo
Dr Aseem Malhotra - You Can Not Drug People Into Being Healthy https://youtu.be/_iEUiJHkDns
Dr Aseem Malhotra - Eat Real Food, Protect The NHS & Save Lives https://youtu.be/dzwuNsopJxs