Articles by Alex Welte

Covid-19: one month of discipline could save 20,000 lives

The time for social distancing is right now

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10 June 2021

The problem with pausing a vaccine rollout

Interrupting a programme early leads to many more infections than one might naively estimate

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21 April 2021

Should we have another tough lockdown? Not yet

Starting a lockdown too early or too late reduces the benefits but not the hardships

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31 March 2021

Why the Covid ‘Recovery Rate’ is a lousy measure of how we’re doing

It is much more sensible to compare how many people have tested positive this week to last week

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20 August 2020

Covid-19: What happens after the lockdown?

The epidemic won’t disappear by 17 April. We have merely bought three weeks breathing space to plan for the future

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31 March 2020

How to fix the academic peer review system

And the crux of the solution is that a hundred thousand journals need to die

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3 August 2017