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TitleSimpson's Paradox in COVID vaccine efficacy data
Assumed knowledgeFamiliarity with percentages
ActivitiesThe goal is to investigate how Simpson's paradox leads to misleading vaccine efficacy data. Students could also create a graphical display of the data.
Class time15-30 minutes
"There has been lots of talk about recent data from Israel that seem to suggest a decline in vaccine efficacy against severe disease due to Delta, waning protection, or both". Twitter. 2021-08-17. Archived from the original on 2022-08-18.
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