Excess Deaths and the Daily Mail

A Daily Mail graph claims deaths are “barely any higher”.

On 20th November, the Daily Mail asserted: “fatalities aren’t any higher”.

This is false. The Daily Mail showed figures “adjusted for population growth” from a Twitter account. The change is in error — appearing to assume an implausible population growth in a year. Journalists should use official statistics for weekly deaths in their articles.

“Fatalities aren’t any higher”