In Excess

The Economist is showing excess deaths by various countries. These graphs aim to track the effects of COVID-19. The New York Times has a similar publication. This article looks at excess mortality.

The Economist uses a modelled ‘expected deaths’ line from EuroMOMO. (Image: The Economist)

Three measures

In the UK, there are three different sets of direct measures for COVID-19 deaths. These datasets have strengths and weaknesses.