Saturday, 21 November 2020

Facts?

     I get confused with the info that keeps coming out about the covid19 pandemic, so many graphs, figures and opinions. We here in the UK are being told that our government is handling the pandemic as best as possible, "following the science", then we get the dreadful state of America with the Trump gang not bothering too much about the pandemic. We hear of the dreadful statistics coming out of that patch on the planet. However, a look at some of the statistics and I sort of gasped, as for deaths per million of population we are doing worse than America. Unless I'm reading the data wrong, this is an indictment of the gross negligence, lying and criminality  of our Boris brigade. The data also points to the disturbing fact that Europe, as a whole, is doing worse than America as far as deaths per million of population.

Data from Statista:

 




        To those who still refer to it as some kind of flu, comparing these deaths with the range of flu deaths according to World Health Organisation figures, Covid19 vastly dwarfs flu figures.

       The WHO estimates that between 290,000 and 650,000 respiratory deaths globally each year are associated with seasonal influenza.
       At the time of writing this article in March, Public Health England told Full Fact it estimated that on average 17,000 people have died from the flu in England annually between 2014/15 and 2018/19 - with the yearly deaths varying widely from a high of 28,330 in 2014/15 to a low of 1,692 in 2018/19.
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