Jon Wakefield, Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics, has been featured in the January 20, 2022 issue of Nature, in the article titled, “The Effort to Count the Pandemic’s Global Death Toll”. The article highlights the large discrepancies between official death reports estimates of global excess deaths by various groups. Wakefield leads a modelling project run by the WHO to estimate the pandemic’s excess death toll. In the Nature article, he discusses the challenges of forecasting excess deaths in countries without reliable deaths data. You can read the full article here.