Michael Simmons Michael Simmons

We’re at pandemic levels of death. Why is no one talking about it?

It doesn’t make sense


At the peak of the lockdowns, thousands were dying every week. Newspaper front pages demanded action. But in the latest week’s data, covering the week to 12 August, some 1,082 more people than would be expected in a normal year died in the UK. These so-called ‘excess deaths’ have averaged 1,000 for 15 weeks of this year.

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