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As the saying goes, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”AdvertisementWith a problem like the COVID-19 pandemic, data is a refuge.

Data, in many ways, has doomed Central Asia’s COVID-19 responses.

The next day, as a result of a policy change in what data was included in the official COVID-19 cases figure, that number nearly doubled to 24,606.

Acknowledging that reality and including such cases in COVID-19 data builds a more realistic picture of the situation, but the data-driven damage has, in many ways, been done.

As the saying goes, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”Statistics and the data that underlie them are easy to get wrong, maliciously or accidentally.

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