In Excess

What are excess deaths?

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.

Three measures

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



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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.