Tag Archives: Covid-19

Making our own rules; (Cummings II)

The Cummings and lack of goings of the past 48 hours are dividing Britain between the absolutists, the pragmatists and the people who just hate Dominic Cummings. I suspect the number of people who know Cummings well enough to hate … 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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Stanford’s Contrasting Fatality Estimates

Stuart and Matthew   “Estimating the Global Infection Fatality Rate of COVID-19” – Grewelle, De Leo The authors have sought to provide a first estimate of the global IFR using a novel method and data from multiple countries. It seems … 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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Will Covid unite us and make us kinder?

This little survey by the Office of National Statistics has gone unreported. But it’s worth thinking about. United? There were two Questions: How united or divided do you think Britain was before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?; How united or divided … Continue reading

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C19 Actuaries weekly report – 16 May

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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COVID-19 – your chances of infection

The Office of National Statistics are now publishing statistics that look at the numbers of us UK Citizens who “have Covid-19”. That of course means different things to different folks, watch the video at the end of this blog for … Continue reading

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Living and working in the City of London

  I live in Blackfriars in one of the areas of the City which were historically beyond the control of the City Fathers (what we’d call the Corporation of London today). Where I live in Blackfriars there was a priory.  … Continue reading

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Saving up, spending down – are our finances having a good war?

There is of course no such thing as a good war and there’s no good pandemic either. But personal finances for the mass affluent appear to be improving through lockdown, at least that’s what data coming out of Pension Bee … Continue reading

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Is the UK institutionally ageist?

This week we hear that numbers in England and Wales dying in care homes is exceeding those in hospital. In March Government told these homes the risk of death in homes was “most unlikely”. How did it come to this? … Continue reading

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