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Can we trust France’s coronavirus casualty count?

It is said that the first casualty of war is truth. In the purported war on coronavirus, Rod Liddle rightly asks ‘how reliable are the coronavirus figures?’ and comes to the conclusion the answer is ‘not very’. He is right, for at least two important reasons. 

Firstly, not all states are carrying out the same number of tests per million people.

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John Keiger
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Professor John Keiger is the former research director of the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge.

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