Risk Post Statistical Methods Explanation

The BuDS Weekly Risk Assessment posts have been an integral part of our response to Covid-19 for over a year. To remain as transparent as possible, the Covid-19 statistics team have prepared the following summary of how we form the figures and conclusions described in the posts. We hope this will give a better understanding of how our numbers are reached.

BuDS’ Covid-19 research team is made up of qualified professional people including a statistician and a clinical epidemiologist. We take very great care to make sure that we only provide you with fact-checked, accurate information. The end of this article has links to all the sources that we use to get this data. If you have any further questions, please contact us using the information at the end of the article and we will be happy to explain more.

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Long Covid July 2021 update

It’s VITAL that everyone knows about LONG COVID, long-term conditions that over a million people have developed after catching the Covid-19 virus. The Government and media are saying that precautions to stop people catching Covid-19 can be abolished because vaccination means only a small number of people will have serious symptoms. However, the Government have not mentioned the EQUALLY important risk to people’s long-term health from Long Covid. But BuDS cares about your health, and we think you need to protect yourself against Long Covid too. Read on to find out more.  

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Summary of Covid-19 Test Accuracy

People have been asking about the ‘lateral flow’ testing now being used across the UK for students, workers and volunteers. So, our researchers have done this handy guide for you. BuDS has used only reliable scientific and medical sources to write this article and it has been reviewed by our expert team, which includes a clinical epidemiologist.

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Covid-19 Test Accuracy

How accurate are the ‘lateral flow’ or ‘rapid flow’ Covid-19 test kits used by schools and workplaces and now being offered to people across the UK? BuDS’ expert team has looked at a range of scientific evidence so that we can give you some reliable, fact-checked, information. This information relates to England only.

This is a long article, and deals with complex material and statistics. If you would prefer to read a shorter and simpler version of this article, please use this link: https://buds.org.uk/covid-19-test-accuracy/ or use the contents below to jump to our ‘What Does This Mean For Me’ summary.

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BuDS and a Year of Success

Consistently providing accurate and reliable information 

Here at BuDS we thought it was about time we paid homage to our wonderful trustees, volunteers and staff members who have dedicated their time to keep our projects running and our community supported through such uncertain times. Over the past year many organisations and charities have struggled to adapt to the developing situation. Of course, there are many success stories, and we think we are one, so please indulge us while we blow our own trumpet! 

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Danger of Covid-19

How dangerous is Covid-19 if you catch it, really?

This is an article to help you understand how dangerous Covid-19 could be for you if you catch it. We have done another post about how likely it is that you could catch Covid-19 in Bucks. Remember, your risk from Covid-19 is about two things: how likely it is that you could catch the virus, and how dangerous the virus might be if you do catch it. BuDS has covered these two issues in two separate articles.

We have solid data and fact-checked information – read on for more.

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