Professor Excel

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  1. peter hounsome

    UK 2020 – do add this to the great list

    The nearly 16,000 Covid-19 cases go unreported in England as a result of a spreasheet error – the error meant that although those who tested positive for COVID were told about their results, their close contacts were not traced. The opposition party said the missing results were “putting lives at risk”.

    The technical error was caused by some Microsoft Excel data files exceeding the maximum size after they were sent from NHS Test and Trace to Public Health England.

    • Henrik Schiffner

      Yes, thanks for mentioning this example. And this example is not just annoying, but also dangerous (in contrast to the listed ones above).

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