UK Covid death toll
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(05-29-2020, 08:16 AM)baggy1 Wrote: True shabs as with road deaths etc. One scary figure I saw yesterday was that the number of cancer diagnoses was down 60,000 this year. That is probably due to individuals not going to hospital to get tested which can only lead to longer term problems.

This is the real issue. What other problems is the lockdown creating that we’ll have to live with for years/decades? 

My ‘open the pubs’ comment was just a flippant remark rather than a suggested strategy.
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Sorry Malc - I misread the pub comment, I've been spending too much time on Twitter with jubilant Tories spouting the magnificent achievements of the mop haired buffoon and his bunch of nodding smilers. I'm a bit trigger happy Angel
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(05-29-2020, 09:20 AM)baggy1 Wrote: Sorry Malc - I misread the pub comment, I've been spending too much time on Twitter with jubilant Tories spouting the magnificent achievements of the mop haired buffoon and his bunch of nodding smilers. I'm a bit trigger happy Angel

See, that’s why I ‘self isolate’ from here for a few days every so often. It gets so the ‘reasonable’ and ‘civil’ buttons turn off and the ‘angry gain say’ and ‘partisan’ levers seem to get cranked up. B1, have a rest and let yer mental health have a bit of a reboot.
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The figures for week ended 22nd May are out and there is a cautious optimism with them showing the excess death figures are definitely reducing. This is the lowest weekly excess death figure since March. 

Compared to 2019 as at week 21 there are 60,442 excess deaths in England and Wales. Scotland and NI were approx 5k last time i heard. The excess death figure for the week (21) was 2,004 compared with 4,301, 3,602 and 6,746 in the previous 3 weeks. This should be the last week that the original lockdown measures are reflected so the weeks going forward will be extremely important to see how we are doing.

Again the age groups show a real picture with 225 excess deaths in the U45s, just over 5k in the 45-64 age bracket, and 55k from the over 65s.

Unfortunately we are still averaging nearly 300 excess deaths a day which needs to be remembered in all of the political bullshit. Fingers crossed we carry on with this week on week reduction

And as ever the Beeb have done a better version with graphs : BBC live feed

They are using the 5 year average figure and including the data from the 4 nations which gives a slightly better view of the figures but better as it smooths out any unusual spikes. The other interesting figure on their data is the 48k where the death cert mentions Covid-19, the govt have only just started to put this on the slides as a footnote and continue to use the 38k figure. As the 48k figure does not include last weeks figures we have reached the sad figure of over 50k deaths in E&W. I think this should be recognised by the govt as it is a milestone that will remind people how serious this is, especially for the older generation.
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