13
$\begingroup$

I'm a bit surprised that this seems to be the only spot of the Internet which hasn't been taken by storm by the COVID-19 infodemic (not necessarily a bad thing). Am I right, or has there been a raise in questions about statistical models for epidemiology lately, and I just missed them?

||||||
$\endgroup$
19
$\begingroup$

We did have a hot network question that involved COVID-19 (Mother milk of 6 Corona-positive (COVID-19) women does not contain the virus - can we make a confidence statement about this?), but it doesn't seem like too many to me, either. I find 17 questions that reference COVID-19, starting 2/16. I find another 9 questions that reference coronavirus, going back a little earlier to 1/28. It would be an issue if the site were being spammed with off topic questions, but only 4 of those 26 (15%) are closed, that's double the total proportion over that timespan (380/4514=8%), but not terrible, and not significant (p=.42) for what that's worth.

||||||
$\endgroup$

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .