Category: Excel

forecast5 August 2, 2021 Jill Day

Image Credit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54423988 ‘To err is human but to really foul things up requires a computer’ is attributed to Paul Ehrlich, the American scientist: Public Health England proved it to be true of Excel when details of 16,000 Covid-positive cases disappeared from its Test and Trace spreadsheets in early October last year, resulting in 1,500…

forecast5 October 11, 2020 JAK

An Excel-ent solution? Earlier this month, Public Health England admitted that a glitch in its spreadsheets led to 15,841 positive Covid results not being reported. Why? Not only had Public Health England used an Excel spreadsheet, a program not built to be a serious database manager, but they were using a 2007 version. This version…