[ExI] England reduces total Covid-19 deaths by 12%

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 13:54:01 UTC 2020

Previously, people in England who died at any point following a
positive test, regardless of cause, were counted in the figures.
But there will now be a cut-off of 28 days, providing a more accurate
picture of the epidemic.

The new methodology for counting deaths means the total number of
people in the UK who have died from Covid-19 comes down from 46,706 to
41,329 - a reduction of 12%.

They say the initial higher count was to avoid undercounting the
seriousness of the pandemic.
Translation - we needed a big number to justify shutting down the
country and causing a recession.

They now say the new count will give "crucial information about both
recent trends and the overall mortality burden due to Covid-19".
Translation - Look at the state the economy is in! We'd better get
everyone back to work, so tell them that it's not as bad as we


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