I’ve got a few questions: 1) Has there ever been a time when scientific publications were as widely discussed in the news as they were last year? 2) How did COVID change the way people think about science? and 3) How did science change the way people think about politics?Continue reading “The role of science in the news (and elsewhere)”
Month: January 2021
Would you take that vaccine?
While most state leaders worldwide are busy securing a supply of COVID-19 vaccines, almost half of the Filipinos are reluctant to get vaccinated according to Pulse Asia Survey conducted from November 23 to December 2, 2020. This is a bit higher than the September 2020 report from Social Weather Stations survey showing only about 31% of Filipinos would refuse COVID-19 vaccines.Continue reading “Would you take that vaccine?”
Stochastic statistics education: Randomly making the world a better place
This is a post about a bad idea leading to a good one.
The bad idea: stochastic terrorism. I stumbled on a new term recently in an article shared by a friend, “stochastic terrorism.” Like any good statistician, I was fascinated (and a bit terrified). What could it mean?Continue reading “Stochastic statistics education: Randomly making the world a better place”
Education in COVID-19: From disruption to recovery
Most countries around the world have temporarily closed schools and universities as part of the lockdowns in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. These worldwide closures are impacting hundreds of millions of students.Continue reading “Education in COVID-19: From disruption to recovery”