Category Archives: actuaries

Socially distancing bears – COVID-19 weekly report (wk 19)

Every week, more is written on COVID-19 than any individual could possibly read. Collectively, the COVID‑19 Actuaries Response Group read more about the outbreak than most, so we’ve decided each Friday to provide you with a curated list of the … Continue reading

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An advert you wouldn’t see in Britain!

Most UK pension people  will look at this advert (on Linked in) with bemusement, some may think it a scam, but I know the people behind this initiative and that, in Australia, they are in earnest for good. This article … Continue reading

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“Mind the lag”; what we can learn from the States

In America they said the virus was beaten, and the virus wasn’t beaten This alarming chart illustrates the poor job the U.S. has done in containing Covid-19 compared to the European Union, a bigger region of independent countries that suffered … Continue reading

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What happened this week in COVID-19 science (we26/06)

The Friday Report – Issue 13 By Matt Fletcher and Nicola Oliver COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence.     Every week, more is written on COVID-19 than any individual could possibly read. Collectively, the COVID‑19 Actuaries … Continue reading

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Will the pandemic leave us sicker? – the Covid-19 actuaries discuss

Introduction Our recent Bulletins[i] on mortality impacts of the pandemic considered the likely (short-medium term) mortality of the surviving population, and how a mortality investigation could reasonably be done post-pandemic. In this Bulletin we consider the longer-term impacts of the … Continue reading

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A great report on tax injustice from the ABI at prayer.

It’s a good and timely report and its analysis of inequality is excellent. But it is only addressing a quarter of the Government’s incentives bill and the solution it models is a lot more painful to the mass-affluent than the report implies Continue reading

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“Pandemics are catalysts for change- #buildbackbetter” (Stuart McDonald)

In his most confident thread yet, Stuart McDonald (@actuarybyday) looks again at the weekly data provided by ICNARC and focusses on two key issues, the particular impact on British BAME communities and the statistical congruence between high levels of poverty … Continue reading

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What happened with COVID – to June 19

The Friday Report – Issue 12 By Matt Fletcher and Nicola Oliver COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. Every week, more is written on COVID-19 than any individual could possibly read. Collectively, the COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group … Continue reading

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Care homes – forgotten by us- not by Covid

This article can also be found at the COVID-19 Actuaries website http://www.covid-arg.com Introduction In their weekly analysis of deaths, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that the total number deaths in excess of 5-year averages in the 12 weeks … Continue reading

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Managing means knowing what to measure

  One of the most interesting (and challenging) parts of running a blog is in encouraging and moderating comments. This site gets quite few (real) comments, but sometimes the comments are as insightful as the blogs they comment on. Such … Continue reading

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