Claims, Caution and Comparisons
Flawed comparisons make “an absolutely astonishing statistic”.
On 3rd June, Nicholas Watt (BBC Newsnight) claimed:
The UK now has more daily deaths from [COVID-19] than the rest of the EU put together.
Tens of thousands of social media users shared the Newsnight graph.
International comparisons are challenging. Countries count COVID-19 deaths in different ways and can change over time.