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Some European death graphs

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I’ve been looking for the weekly or monthly Italian death stats (all deaths, not Covid-19 deaths). Looks like they are not publicly available, which is rather remarkable. Even the Italian National Statistics Institute doesn’t publish them, although I expect they have them. EUROMOMO However, this site has been mentioned by a few people on the […]

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Soap-opera science

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Here’s a remarkable story that no-one in the media or social media has picked up on (although you can bet that everyone in the field knows). So we have two epidemiological teams, one at Imperial, and one at Oxford, with differing ideas about Covid-19. The Imperial team, led by Prof. Neil Ferguson, is the team […]

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Apparently your freedom depends on whether there’s a hospital bed with your name on it

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This copper’s justification for this ridiculous bit of heavy-handed policing by Derbyshire Police is pure police state reasoning: By AndyRozza’s logic, any time the NHS gets full then we’re into police state mode, where no-one, except the police and essential workers, is allowed outside. We’re only free to leave the house if there are available […]

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The Italian job

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We’re constantly told that we’re going to be Italy in a few weeks (although that few weeks seems to be rather a moveable feast). But are Italy’s higher figures are in large part due to the way Italy records deaths? Prof Ricciardi added that Italy’s death rate may also appear high because of how doctors record […]

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The shutdown has just been blown out of the water

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HUGE NEWS: The very same man who brought about the shutdown with his extreme claims about massive death tolls has now massively backtracked: Up to two thirds of people who die from coronavirus in the next nine months are likely to have died this year from other causes, a government advisor has said.   Professor […]