Simply Out of Date

The ‘Scientists for EU’ Facebook page posted a graph of excess deaths. This graph showed a measure of excess deaths in 19 countries. It claimed: “And this is where we now are.”

The graph had no source or links. At the shared time, the graph was already out of date. Statistical agencies will continue to publish mortality statistics. As a result, such comparisons are provisional and changeable.

A cold trail

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

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This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.