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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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Simon Anthony: Migration of Infection

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This is a guest post by Simon Anthony, a one-time theoretical physicist.   One of the complications in trying to understand the behaviour of Covid-19 is that data is, for obvious reasons, almost invariably associated with countries.  Viruses don’t necessarily respect arbitrary boundaries so it can be helpful to look at the data in a […]

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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 […]

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Some NHS graphs from reader Christopher Bowyer

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Christopher Bowyer has sent me some graphs of the NHS Covid-19 death data. Here’s a graph of NHS England Covid-19 deaths and the delays involved (click to enlarge). A graph of NHS England deaths with Covid-19 by NHS region (reported within 3 days) (click to enlarge). A graph of the same NHS England deaths with […]

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Some useful interactive maps

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One of my blog readers (who goes by the handle ‘It doesn’t add up…’) has done some useful webpages, including this one, which is an interactive map of England and Wales showing the case rates per million for different areas. And here’s Wales in more detail: And here’s another useful one showing days since peak […]

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More week 14 Covid-19 graphs

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A reader of this blog, Christopher Bowyer, sent me some more interesting graphs. First of all we have the age breakdown on Covid-19 deaths by age (click to enlarge): Of course we have to be careful to note that the Covid-19 category includes anyone who dies with Covid-19, not necessarily of Covid-19, so no doubt […]