I numeri della pandemia: istruzioni (e cautele) per l'uso

Gigli, Anna and Francisci, Silvia (2020) I numeri della pandemia: istruzioni (e cautele) per l'uso. In: Migrazioni di virus. Numeri e linguaggi. Plurilinguismo e Migrazioni (PLURIMI) (2). Cnr Edizioni, Roma, pp. 37-58. ISBN 978 88 8080 422 2

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The contribution describes the role played by statistics in the management of the covid-19 pandemic in Italy. Data collection, choice of indicators, modelling are activities contributing to describe the infection spread, its impact on the population’s health and to define containment strategies. Diffusion time of an epidemic is short and fast responses are needed in every field: from medical doctors who must save lives, to scientists who must find solutions to erase the effects of the infection. For data analyzers, a compromise between data accuracy and fast results is inevitable. As a consequence, result indicators have a degree of uncertainty, which should be managed and communicated to policy makers and the general public. Usage of statistics during the pandemic will be illustrated: how data were collected, which indicators and statistical models were used to describe the phenomenon and how results were communicated to the various stakeholders. Criticisms, as well as good practices, will be explored.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Fa parte della collana Plurilinguismo e Migrazioni (PLURIMI) ISSN 2724-1033
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covid-19, statistics, communication, uncertainty
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 303 Processi sociali > 303.4 Processi sociali - Cambiamento sociale > 303.48 Processi sociali - Cambiamento sociale – Cause del cambiamento > 303.485 Processi sociali - Cambiamento sociale – Catastrofi (Include le epidemie, le guerre, i terremoti)
300 Scienze sociali > 310 Raccolte di statistiche generali
Depositing User: Sara Di Marcello
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 10:50
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2021 10:50
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/20946

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