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Positive tests, admissions and deaths graphs from Christopher Bowyer (23 September)

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Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more Covid-19 test result graphs. Given the urgency of the situation at the moment these are very recent, they are from yesterday’s update at coronavirus.data.gov.uk.  (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) The first one looks at Covid-19 positive tests (blue), Covid hospital admissions […]

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Positive tests vs admissions vs deaths, graph from Christopher Bowyer (mid-September)

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Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more graphs using data from coronavirus.data.gov.uk. (Graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) The first one looks at Covid-19 positive tests (blue), Covid hospital admissions (green), and Covid deaths (red) for England. You can see that there’s been a slight increase in hospital admissions since […]

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Mark Ashby: Are the news headlines true? Is the refusal to wear a facemask linked to sociopathy?

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Mark Ashby is an independent researcher interested in upland and farmland ecology, and evidence synthesis.  A couple of weeks ago, you may have noticed the stream of headlines suggesting that the refusal to wear a face mask is linked to sociopathy or sociopathic tendencies1-8. These headlines were written in response to the findings of a […]

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Positive tests vs admissions vs deaths, graph from Christopher Bowyer (start September)

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Christopher has sent me another graph, this one looks at Covid-19 positive tests (blue), Covid hospital admissions (green), and Covid deaths (red) for England. Data from https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ If you can see the black plague in there you have better eyesight than me. (“But wait two weeks!” is the endless-loop response this sort of graph gets […]

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Falling admission rates: Covid test result graphs from Christopher Bowyer (w34)

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Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more Covid-19 test result graphs. All data from coronavirus.data.gov.uk. (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) First up we have the graph of daily Covid-19 positive tests (by specimen date), for England, with a 7-day average trendline (the thick line).  The data shown in […]

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Week 34 all-cause mortality numbers

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This is the second week in a row where the England and Wales all-cause mortality figure has been well over the five-year average, despite Covid deaths being miniscule (139 and 138). In week 33 it was 307 more than the five-year average, and in week 34 it was 474. Is this an indication that lockdown […]

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Emma Holland: Life in Lockdown – The Library

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Emma Holland is the pen name of a married mum of two children living in the North West. She has had enough of lockdown. She tweets at @Emma_Holland_ This morning I tried to use our local, council-run library with my two children (one primary aged, one at high school). Both kids are enthusiastic readers and […]