Power (the Statistical Kind)

Today: Statistics! My favorite. And a warning. I’m planning something I’m excited about for next week, but the Monday newsletter may be a day or two late as I get it together. The bread and butter of my work life is thinking about the question of “Does XX treatment affect YY outcome, and how much?” Does caffeine impact miscarriage rates? Do epidurals cause C-sections? Does breastfeeding make your kid thinner? Do vaccines reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission to others? Do COVID-19 breastfeeding antibodies protect my baby? And, if yes, how big is that effect?

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