The latest ONS figures are out for England and Wales for week 16 (up to April 17).
Almost 11 854 excess deaths in week 16 over five-year average. But only 8758 ‘with Covid-19 deaths’ (and as we know, some of those will not be caused by Covid). So we still have reason to suspect the lockdown is killing people, and quite possibly more than it saves. (Click to enlarge.)
In addition there were about 1800 more deaths at home than is usual. Are they all going to be Covid? (Click to enlarge.)
Deaths in care homes have also shot up to 7316, which is ~5000 more than usual. Probably most of those will be Covid, but not necessarily all.
We should end the lockdown, and focus on helping the care homes, where the most at-risk people are.
Update: Just a reminder that I’m open for guest posts. I’m intending to have a lot more guest posts in the future, and make it less about just me, and to that end I’m currently sorting out a new magazine-style theme that I’ve bought. It should also provide a faster load than the current one.