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We had better get used to managing bad news;- (thoughts on 64,500 excess deaths).

The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has published its Mortality Monitor. Key points: – death rates 18% higher than same week last year – excess deaths this week were lower than the number of COVID-19 deaths – they estimate around 64,500 … 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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People don’t have a “sell by” date

Two articles have been troubling my conscience, the first is by Debora Price  and is featured on this blog. Debora champions the vitality of older people. The second article is by Ros Altmann and is on a similar theme. It … Continue reading

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Care homes – the elephant is out the room

We can take as the roughest of approximations that the numbers dying in care or at home is about half of the number in hospitals.   That would mean that the number who have died outside hospital by now  (April … Continue reading

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Covid-19 – interpreting the deaths data

Hospital deaths – Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England Data for the total number of positive tests for and deaths with COVID-19 in the UK (that is, individuals hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for COVID-19) … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – 5 reasons to stay calm

80% of us will get it- you are not alone
Yes , this virus is going to cost you, but not enough to make you ill
If you get it now – lucky you.
If you get it later, it won’t seem so weird.
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Why I’ll be taking my chances in the death pool

Death is becoming an equal opportunity employer. Death is getting the diversity agenda.
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We console ourselves when we grieve for Fabrice

The two questions Fabrice Muamba is reported to have asked as he came out of his coma were “did we lose?” and  “why did they stop the match?”. For someone who has been through as much as Muamba did in his childhood, … Continue reading

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