John Dee's Almanac
The analytical journal of an applied statistician and former NHS head of department (clinical audit)
Cranking for COVID started in Mar 2020. Since then I have posted >200k words of analytical output on Facebook and Substack and penned a total of 86k words in 17 short notes covering various COVID-flavoured topics. My support work for HART came to a halt at 20 reports, 84k words, 169 tables and 148 figures (some of these have now been published). That I have managed to pen +370k words and not run out of steam is down to the quality of my biscuit supply and a decent-sized teapot.
Folk ask me how I can be an expert in all these areas and the short answer is that I’m not. I’m an applied statistician who has been trained to analyse any data, anytime, anywhere, for anybody.
The Almanac is not a portfolio of peer-reviewed work and must not be used as a source of medical advice, it essentially being a stream of outputs that are works in progress. A chance to look over my shoulder, as it were, as I tackle various data sets. As a paying subscriber it is entirely possible to direct my work through question and suggestion. Articles often get updated but you’ll need to access the latest versions online to see these changes.
I am trying to keep my analytical workload down at 40 - 50 hours per week and this sizeable time investment is only made possible through an income stream generated by subscriptions. Without this source of funds I’d be forced to reduce my effort to 4 - 5 ‘spare’ hours per week. Huge and grateful thanks go to those who are keeping this publication afloat!
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