Death Counts

A popular Twitter post fails to give important context.

Dr Eoin Clarke posted a Statista chart of death registrations in the United Kingdom “without comment”. Over 500 Twitter accounts shared the post.

This article looks at why death counts are rising. Context is crucial for statistics in public debate.

Context and Justice

Dr Eoin Clarke — posting as ‘Tory Fibs’ on Twitter — wrote:

No words added to this graphic will do it justice so it is best to post it…