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Positive tests, admissions and deaths graphs from Christopher Bowyer (10 November)

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Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more Covid-19 test result graphs based on the data at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ and NHS England. (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) Be aware that the positive test data comes from PHE/NHS Track and Trace, and the reliability of that data is questionable, so take […]

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Positive tests, admissions and deaths graphs from Christopher Bowyer (28 October)

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Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more Covid-19 test result graphs based on the data at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/. (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) Be aware that the positive test data comes from PHE/NHS Track and Trace, and the reliability of that data is questionable, to say the least. So […]

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The correlation between weekly excess deaths and Covid deaths by region, then and now (Christopher Bowyer graphs)

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Christopher Bowyer has done a couple of new and very interesting graphs (each can be clicked to enlarge). Both graphs are scatter graphs of ONS weekly Covid deaths vs excess deaths, for all English regions (London, Mids, NW, East, SW, NE & Yorks, SE) and Wales. The first graph covers the ‘first wave’ (weeks 12-24 […]

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Mark Ashby: A Call to Arms

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Mark Ashby is an independent researcher interested in upland and farmland ecology, and evidence synthesis. Dear readers, I began reading Hector Drummond Magazine in March this year, which is about the point at which Hector started to publish articles from guest authors. I’ve been extremely impressed by both the variety and quality of the articles […]

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The New Zealand story

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The media never tires of telling us what a wonderful success story New Zealand and its zero-Covid strategy is, what a modern saint Jacinda Ardern is. The scientific/academic press is full of praise as well. You’ve seen Jeremy Harris’s more realistic take on matters here recently. But you may still be under the impression that […]

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Latest Covid graphs

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Christopher Bowyer is away so he isn’t able to do his usual graphs this week (except for the Vallance one I put up earlier), so I’ve done a few graphs myself from the figures at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk. First of all, here’s Covid positive ‘tests’ (ie. SARS-CoV-2 positive tests) vs Covid deaths for the UK.     […]