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C19 Actuaries Friday Report – May 29th

Modelling – reports European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Projected baselines of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK for assessing the impact of de-escalation of measures As the UK and EU/EEA countries start to de-escalate lockdown and other … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Actuary’s Friday report (May22)

Every week, more is written on COVID-19 than any individual could possibly read. Collectively, the COVID19 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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Chris Daykin compares COVID-19 in the UK to similar countries.

Introduction This note updates and expands my note published on 28 April.  Shortly after that note was published the official daily figures for deaths in the UK began to include deaths in care homes and so jumped up sharply by … Continue reading

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Should data be popular?

It was once so easy.. Flattening the curve was a quick and easy answer to the pandemic and was dressed up to give us comfort. So long as we survived the initial onslaught we could return to normal. So Kitty … Continue reading

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Club Vita’s latest picture of the Covid-19 data.

Club Vita is an actuarial resource that helps pension schemes understand what’s going on death and health wise. It uses big data sets to create pictures which non-actuaries like me can understand. If , like me, you want to understand … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Actuaries; (6th weekly report)

  Every week, more is written on COVID-19 than any individual could possibly read. Collectively, the COVID19 Actuaries Response Group read more about the outbreak than most, so we’ve decided each Friday to provide you with a curated list of … Continue reading

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COVID-19; Out of Africa?

Cases in Africa If the COVID-19 situation and outcome is far from clear and certain in countries such as UK, the same could be said with even more justification for countries in Africa. Just as questions can be asked about … Continue reading

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Risk factors for COVID-19

  Introduction A primary objective of epidemiology in respect of any disease is to establish the ‘risk factors’ that affect morbidity (succumbing to the disease) and mortality (dying from the disease). For most established diseases, for instance major cancers or … Continue reading

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Should the Government be levelling with us (or not)?

Boris Johnson’s most memorable phrase, before his illness was “I want to level with you”. At that stage, telling us that people would die in British hospitals was still newsworthy. Six weeks on and telling us how many are dying … Continue reading

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COVID-19 ; International Comparisons

How does the UK stack up against other countries?   Chris Daykin has been finding out.   Introduction Comparisons between countries of the progress of COVID-19 are complicated by the different effective starting points in different countries and because the number … Continue reading

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