Hospital infections are falling, which should hopefully lead to lower numbers of deaths over the next few weeks, but it's taken close to 6 weeks for numbers of deaths to have halved and the rate is slowing all the time.But still on the decrease whilst infections rise.
But still on the decrease whilst infections rise.
I don't think anyone told us this would happen, but it explains the increasing reticence from the scientific community that we relaxed the lockdown too early. Scotland held on longer, have had no deaths for 4 days in a row, but could still suffer with community infections crossing the border from England.Which is what we were told would happen.
SmallTown, I think you will find the long tail is almost completely down to government incompetence. The lacklustre lockdown and the readiness to relax lockdown too early.It can't just be government incompetence. There must be a reason we are the worst affected country in the world. It's worrying
I assumed that had to be a factor. Was trying to give the benefit of the doubt. Our lockdown has been laughable and delays at every process, even the new Leicester lockdown, are killing people.SmallTown, I think you will find the long tail is almost completely down to government incompetence. The lacklustre lockdown and the readiness to relax lockdown too early.
rellying on British common sense, or indeed any nationalities common sense was always a stupid strategy.
I have said it before and I will say it again, Johnson is praying for a pharmacuetical solution to the problem
That is a possibility Alvez, but a dangerous assumption to make I would think. Not sure how many of the deaths registered recently have been tested for covid-19.So weekly excess deaths are now below (as of 19th June) 5 year average it suggests to me that we're counting more covid deaths than there are which would explain our long tail.
Professor Van Tam told us that can't be worked out until the year is over.That is a possibility Alvez, but a dangerous assumption to make I would think. Not sure how many of the deaths registered recently have been tested for covid-19.
Excess deaths are a decent measure of where you are "on average" but I would assume you don't just discount avoidable deaths even if you are below your national 5 year average.
Completely agree.Randy I was referring to the weekly figures just in today up to the 19th June. So given the official 'all settings' deaths you'd think we would be at least +500 on excess mortality up to that week but we are now below the 5 year average on that figure.
Funny as the NHS begins to return to routine operations.
Two of the worst decisions in this crisis
1. Returning people to care homes when they're still Ill
2. Switching the NHS to Corona only mode (apologies for the crass wording)
On a side note look at Belarus' infection curve. They've done absolutely nothing it's quite interesting.