Daily deaths chart has suddenly disappeared from daily press conferences – but the shame the Tories are trying to hide is only half the real toll
The UK government has suddenly stopped showing the chart of global coronavirus deaths, just as the UK’s line on the graph shows the official death toll higher than any other country in the world except for the US.
Now why on earth would that be..?
But in fact, the UK’s shame is far worse. Here’s that chart with the estimated real UK death toll added, based on analysis by the Financial Times and others:
Note that the vertical axis on this graph – the original of which was published by the Financial Times – is distorted. The gap between the 2,000 and 5,000 markers is bigger than the gap between the 50,000 and 100,000 markers – making what should appear to be a huge gap between the UK and the next-worst country look far smaller than it should.
In reality, the UK’s death toll has gone above 60,000 – potentially far above. Hospital whistleblowers report that they are being pressured to classify coronavirus deaths as something else and that their virus death totals are around double what the government is reporting.
On top of that, every country that properly measures its deaths in care homes has found that around half of all their coronavirus deaths take place in care homes – hospital deaths are only half the real toll. Since the UK will be as bad – or probably worse because of the government’s policy of knowingly sending infected elderly people back to care homes to die while infecting others – the real hospital death toll will be only around half of the real UK total. The belated inclusion of non-hospital deaths in the official figure has not corrected the deceit, because the ONS data lag about three weeks behind.
This means that the UK probably has far in excess of 60,000 deaths so far – perhaps even rivalling or exceeding the US, a country with five times as many people.
But even the grossly-understated official figures are an utter disgrace on this country and its government. Of course, that’s surely not why the chart is no longer included in the daily briefing.
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