The Long Tail

Deaths with COVID-19 show large differences by source.

Public Health England are reviewing their definition of COVID-19 deaths. This article compares their measure to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Counting certificates

The Office for National Statistics publishes a weekly report on death registrations. These reports are for England and Wales. It takes time to register a death, and process that registration. As a result, the published figures covers registrations 11 days or more in the…