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Communicating the coronavirus crisis

David Spiegelhalter, expert in risk and evidence communication, tells us how well the UK government has done so far communicating about Covid-19.

A call to action on COVID-19

An urgent call has gone out to the scientific modelling community to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking the pandemic temperature

How do people in different countries feel about the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by their governments?

Maths in a minute: "R nought" and herd immunity

What is herd immunity and what does it have to do with a number called R0?

Myths of maths

We debunk some common mathematical misconceptions to do with the golden ratio, the four colour theorem, and the Monty Hall problem.

Squashing the curve?

A study into Covid-19 suggests that flattening the curve will take longer and harder measures than previously hoped.

Maths in a minute: Social distancing

How should people arrange themselves, when sitting in the park, for maximal socialising at a safe distance?

Maths in a minute: Voronoi diagrams

We look at a crafty mathematical device which, among other things, has helped people understand what causes cholera.