Provide some context to Covid cases and deaths

When reporting Covid cases and deaths the Government should provide context and relevant comparisons which are unrelated to Covid - eg cases and deaths from influenza, forecasted number of deaths from other health issues like cancer where treatment is being affected, rate of increase in depression and people suffering mental health issues.

Why the contribution is important

Such context would allow us the ability to see Covid in a different light. It is clearly a deadly disease but the daily reporting of Covid cases and deaths ignores the other effects of continuous lockdown restrictions and other health issues we have learnt to deal with.
Not providing this context only serves to reinforce the growing lack of trust in the Government and the belief the reporting is being 'spun' to influence our compliance.

by paulieG on October 06, 2020 at 05:16PM

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  • Posted by alanmacrae41 October 06, 2020 at 19:50

    Absolutely. This is essential.
  • Posted by netherlee October 06, 2020 at 19:52

    when someone who is 108 is included in the figures, it does make you wonder about their validity. While it is very sad for anyone to die, we must accept that this is more likely the older we are. Far more YOUNG people are going to die of depression, cancer, strokes and neglect. The NHS is using the most ridiculous excuses not to treat people, and it needs to stop. Or if they are not treating as many patients then the numbers of staff need to be looked at. Why are all the staff still on the books if so few people are being treated for all the ailments usually covered?
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