How much faith can we place in coronavirus antibody tests? | Granta

How much faith can we place in coronavirus antibody tests?

Megan Price, Morgan Agnew & David Peters

Why is it so hard to roll out accurate antibody tests? Statisticians break down the challenges that come with testing for coronavirus immunity.

Megan Price

Megan Price is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group. She designs methods for statistical analysis of human rights data for projects in a variety of locations including Guatemala, Colombia, and Syria. She is also a member of the Technical Advisory Board for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and a Research Fellow at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Human Rights Science. She is the Human Rights Editor for the Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics and on the editorial board of Significance Magazine.

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Morgan Agnew

Morgan Agnew is a high school maths teacher with fifteen years experience teaching in three countries. He currently teaches statistics and computer science at Terra Linda High School in San Rafael, CA. He earned his undergraduate in math and psychology at Whitman College and his teaching credential at Dominican University. He is active in his union's leadership and is an unapologetic advocate for equity in public education.

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David Peters

David Peters is a consulting designer. He advocates the use of design to advance positive social change and has been the lead consulting designer to the Wikimedia Foundation, Creative Commons, Wiki Education, SPUR, the Ocean Conservancy and other progressive organizations. In 2005, he was co-lead of the design team for UN World Environment Week. David’s work and writing have been widely featured in the design press, and he has taught in the graphic design programs at Yale University, RISD and NSCAD University.

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