Tag Archives: Stuart McDonald

For those who should be alive and loving, alive and loved.

    One great sadness of the pandemic is the loss of life of thousands of elderly people discharged from hospitals into care homes where they both died and spread the pandemic to others who died. This was known to … Continue reading

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The secret to Omicron’s success and more – C19-ARG’s Friday report 58

Friday Report: Issue 58 By: John Roberts, Adele Groyer, Matt Fletcher and Dan Ryan   www.covid-arg COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers and articles. The COVID-19 Actuaries … Continue reading

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Architects of our own demise?

We get the Governments we deserve, that’s my view of how the democratic process works. We got a Government in late 2019 to “get Brexit done” and within a few weeks , that Government was confronted by a pandemic , … Continue reading

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How logical is the UK’s vaccine priority ordering?

By Yifei Gong and Stuart McDonald COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. Summary Nine groups in the UK have been prioritised to be vaccinated in the first phase. In this bulletin, we consider the logic of the … Continue reading

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What’s going on in our hospitals? – Stuart McDonald dives into the latest data.

Stuart McDonald is lucid, generous and understands how to use social media. He has kept his powder dry over the safer months of summer, but now the winter chill is upon us, he is back turning data into the insights … Continue reading

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“Are we experiencing a second wave?” – asks Stuart McDonald

  By Stuart McDonald for                                                                       … 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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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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Stuart McDonald updates us on Icnarc and CV-19

  Latest @ICNARC report was released last night. Here’s a summary on behalf of @ICS_updates and @COVID19actuary, with thanks to @NicolaMedical for holding virtual pen last week. Update includes 449 new patients (8,699 total); 717 new outcomes (6,860 total). Full … 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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