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Sunday’s NHS Covid-19 graphs

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Christopher Bowyer has sent me some more graphs based on recent NHS England data, from Sunday 3rd May. (Most of the data goes up to Saturday, which is why I originally called this post ‘Saturday’s graphs’, but as they were released on Sunday Christopher suggested ‘Sunday’s graphs’ was a more suitable title’.) First, Covid-19 deaths […]

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Robert Watson: A comparison of the relative magnitude of ‘COVID-19’ and ‘All other causes’ of deaths per 1,000 for age and sex cohorts

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This is a guest post by Robert Watson. Robert is a retired Professor. This post analyses the ONS England & Wales weekly data relating to ‘COVID-19’ and ‘All other causes’ of deaths (Total deaths – Covid-19-attributed deaths) for the weeks 11 to 16. The purpose of the analysis is to assess the relative deadliness of […]

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Quote of the Day

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From the comments: As a zoology undergrad & postgrad in Oxford from 92-99 I can confirm that Anderson was a first-class shit. Dick Southwood had created a world class group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists in the department. Giants of the field. Bob May, Paul Harvey, Bill Hamilton, many others. Being taught there was simply […]

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Is the lockdown killing people?

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I’ve published an article at The Critic, that most excellent new UK magazine. It’s on the issue of whether the excess non-Covid deaths are undiagnosed Covid deaths, or caused by the lockdown and the associated hysteria. Regular readers may remember I wrote a blog post a while back about this, looking at whether sex differences […]

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Week 16 ONS numbers

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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 […]

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Is anything worth doing to save a life?

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Let me ask you a question. Would you give up your job, your savings, your kids’ economic future, your pension, your parents’ current pension, your house, and your mental health, if I told you that doing so may possibly extend my old, sick grandfather’s life by a year or two? I don’t suppose you’d be […]