Attribution of an Amalgam

An article in The Observer claimed:

the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that the UK had the highest total of deaths from Covid-19 of any European nation.

This is false. The Guardian calculated the UK’s figure, using statistics from three statistical offices. Their article made the comparison: the ONS did not.

Constructing an incomparable figure

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.