Interesting UK Covid19 Statistic.

Relating to the number of 'excess deaths' this year, compared to the five year average, and the official numbers from Covid19. (Figures from England and Wales).

1.  Excess deaths = 60, 000

2.  Official Covid19 death total = 37,000

 

So the question arises why the significant discrepancy between the numbers.

Theories:

1. Covid19 is killing more than being reported.

2. More people are dying from the effects of lockdown.  Suicides, health issues, hospital over capacity.
 
 
Counterpoints:
 

1.  Less traffic accidents, accidents in the workplace, and other forms accidents.

2.  Maybe Covid19 is killing people who would die anyway within the next 18 months.  Simply speeding that 'end' up.
 
 
"The number of excess deaths recorded in the UK since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has risen to above 60,000 according to official statistics.

This figure is a measure of the number of people who have died in the UK since the beginning of March this year - irrespective of whether Covid-19 was mentioned on their death certificate - compared to the five-year average for this period.

It is considered to be the gold standard for assessing the impact of the disease and the latest figures cover deaths registered up to May 15."

 
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/26/uks-covid-19-death-toll-rises-60000/
 
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Also Covid will be impacting some people who recover but are then taken out by something else they would normally survive.