Frames of Reference

Professor Sunetra Gupta at Oxford University in England stated in a recent interview that, as is usual in the winter season, rates of respiratory illness are increasing. Currently in the UK 1,000 people per week are dying of influenza and pneumonia. Simultaneously Covid deaths have risen to an average of 40 per week. (The Week … More Frames of Reference

Coxcombs and Bell Curves

Florence Nightingale invented the coxcomb during her time nursing soldiers in the Crimea in the 1850s.  This pie chart demonstrated that more soldiers were dying from contagion (mainly cholera and typhus) than battle injury.  It helped her convince authorities of the need for infection control practices. Another English influencer who used mathematical diagrams to explain … More Coxcombs and Bell Curves