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Which Covid-19 Numbers Really Matter

This is what to pay attention to, according to an epidemiologist

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For a layperson, national, state, and local Covid-19 data pages seem pretty straightforward (high numbers are bad! low numbers are good!) — until you really start thinking about what this data means for your health and your behaviors. Which numbers are actually important? How do you interpret…

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Anna Maltby

Anna Maltby

Editor and writer. Past: Elemental, Real Simple, Refinery29, SELF. Certified personal trainer; prenatal and postnatal exercise specialist. Cat & person mom.