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Tories’ COVID figures suspiciously unchanged – how many ‘lost’ positives are they going to ‘find’ next?

The Tories have announced a new set of coronavirus figures for the last 24 hours that are almost identical to those of the previous day.

The uncanny similarity was highlighted in a tweet by health data guru @ToryFibs:

And as he pointed out, it was reminiscent of the pattern seen last week, when the government reported around 7,000 new cases for several days in a row.

That consistency was followed by an announcement that the Tories had ‘missed’ almost 16,000 cases during the same period – improbably blamed on out-of-date spreadsheet software.

This week it’s not just new infections that have stayed remarkably consistent. Every category was almost the same from one 24-hour period to the next.

So how many thousands of ‘lost cases are going to mysteriously be ‘discovered’ this week?

You’d almost think the Tories are massaging the figures – or cooking the books – so the country doesn’t realise what’s really going on out there.

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3 comments

  1. If there are thousands of cases just at Uni’s theres going to be many more. Herd immunity signature D. Cummings

  2. I’ve recorded “upward revisions” of Worldometer’s numbers on 6 days in May, 3 days in June and 5 days in July as well as the 12 days from September 21st to October 2nd.

    Looking at all the numbers today I don’t see the stepped upticks in cases vs. deaths one would expect as testing ramped up in stages – no correlation that one ought to see if the 90+% false positives claimed by the deniers were genuine.
    There’s what looks like random variation, with some similar number sequences but not more than coincidence could explain I think – admittedly a real analysis might find something – this is just my impression.

    I’ve been recording Worldometer results (mostly daily after 4pm) since the beginning when I noticed numbers being revised, in some cases without mention.
    I don’t claim to have caught all the revisions though, occasionally having copied them to paper up to 3 days late.

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