Covid-19

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 […]

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John Church: Burning Witches

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This is an article by John Church. John is an oil and gas professional and has spent some 30 years working for one of the biggest oil companies in the world. I have always smiled when I used to hear people laugh at the folly of previous generations and those who lived a long time […]

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Falling admission rates: Covid test result graphs from Christopher Bowyer

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Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some Covid-19 test result graphs. The last one is particularly relevant to the current state of play, so please read to the end. (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) Christopher notes that: With the testing graphs, the https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk website has been redone, so now […]

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Frances Wilson: Franz Schubert – composer for corona times

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This is an article by Frances Wilson. Frances is a pianist, music PR, writer and blogger on classical music and pianism as The Cross-Eyed Pianist. Website: www.crossyedpianist.com. Twitter: @crosseyedpiano Schubert…..makes tears catch at the edge of my eyes; such fragile hope, such powerful emotions. Ian McMillan, poet (via Twitter) I was reminded of Ian McMillan’s […]

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Dominey Jenner: Restoring the Queen of the Sciences

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This is an article by Dominey Jenner. We have all heard rather a lot about ‘the science’ these last few months. Its elevation has been clear through its impact on government policy, with the ever present SAGE and influential scientists such as Neil Ferguson. The consequence has been catastrophic both socially and economically. It would […]

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Paul Fullerton: Our inexperienced politicians, like many bankers of the noughties, do not have the ability to manage risk

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This is an article by Paul Fullerton. Our inexperienced politicians, like many bankers of the noughties, do not have the ability to manage risk An odd comparison perhaps, but I am not referring to the commonly-held cliché of a banker as a rich, greedy gambler in the financial markets. I mean our own domestic bankers […]