UK coronavirus deaths nearly THREE times higher than in Scotland

19 days ago, the FT based on extrapolated ONS figures, estimated the true total of coronavirus deaths in the UK to be ‘as many as 41 000.

At that time the UK Government figure was 17 337 but did not include deaths outside of hospitals.

On the 6th May SKWAKBOX applied the same reasoning to the current figure of 32 065 to estimate a true figure of more than 60 000.

The total deaths in Scotland including those outside of hospital is 1862.

The UK population is 12.6 times greater than that of Scotland so, pro rata, the UK deaths might be expected to be around 23 000 but, based on the above is nearer to 64 000, nearly three times more.

These figures can be challenged but given the nature of this UK government, does anyone doubt they are doing their best to conceal the awful truth of the consequences of their arrogance and stupidity?

5 thoughts on “UK coronavirus deaths nearly THREE times higher than in Scotland”

  1. It looks as if the UK government is set on increasing that ratio. Here is the final paragraph of a piece in the Guardian by Professor Hunter of Oxford University. The whole article is worth a read to appreciate the depth of derangement.

    “Those defending the government’s Covid-19 response have reasonably pointed out that policy mistakes are always clearer in retrospect. So let me make a prediction. If we take the prime minister’s advice and return to work in large numbers now – and without the ability to test, trace and isolate – then virus spread will increase, there will be super-spreader events and local or regional lockdowns will have to be reconsidered. The prime minister implied in his speech that relapse will somehow be our fault – we were not sufficiently “alert”. The responsibility will lie, however, with a government that has encouraged a premature return to work before the epidemiologic conditions and interventions were in place to make it safe to do so.”

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  2. As Scotland is still, unfortunately, part of the UK your headline appears nonsensical. It should surely read that the ENGLISH death rate is nearly three times greater.

    As an aside, why not start referring to Boris Johnson as the English PM. If our FM can do aren’t we all beholden to do it as well in her support? ( I can just imagine the apoplexy coming from the carlot!)

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    1. Absolutely.
      When Johnson talks about health and education,he speaks as England’s FM not the UK PM.
      They switch identitues swiftly when it suits.


  3. ‘The death rate in Scotland including those outside of hospital is 1862.’
    Is the word ‘rate’ correct in the above? Shouldn’t it be accumulated deaths or total deaths?
    ‘Rate (mathematical) a specific kind of ratio, in which two measurements are related to each other (often with respect to time)’

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