Coronavirus: ONS says almost twice as many people have died as official statistics say

This is absolutely damning.

The Office For National Statistics, which last week reported that the government had been under-reporting coronavirus-related deaths by 23.5 per cent, has now suggested the difference has increased to 78 per cent.

The government’s official death tally on March 27 was 926 – but the ONS said NHS England alone reported 1,650 deaths related to the virus by that date.

It also means that the true death toll by today’s date is likely to be far higher than the government’s current figure of 5,373.

Let’s be honest – on these ONS figures, the death toll is likely to be 10,000 or more. And that’s just in England.

Source: New analysis points to hundreds more coronavirus deaths than official stats reveal | London Evening Standard

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15 thoughts on “Coronavirus: ONS says almost twice as many people have died as official statistics say

  1. Neilth

    No shock here.they’re only counting people who’ve been tested and confirmed as Covid19 positive. So nobody dying at home or in care homes who haven’t been confirmed appear in the numbers. Maybe part of the reason why they’ve been delaying testing?

  2. timfrom

    Woah Mike, you’re missing an important factor. Do read this: [A Spectator link]

    Also, … have an indispensable blog here: [Another link]

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Sorry but I don’t trust either of those and I certainly wouldn’t make it possible for anybody else to be indoctrinated by them.

      1. timfrom

        Why not? Don’t your readers have the capacity for independent thought or critical thinking?

      2. timfrom

        Well if they possess said qualities then they should be able to decide that for themselves, no?

      3. timfrom

        Are you saying it’s nonsense to claim that many deaths are being attributed to Covid-19, regardless of whether it’s actually the cause of death, thus adding to the general hysteria? The links I sent you contain FACTS ONLY.

        I’m not suggesting people should ignore social distancing/self-isolation, but if we don’t try to think rationally and calmly, we’ll end up trashing both our economy AND our social fabric.

        Also bear in mind that Johnson may well not be ill at all. It’s quite likely that the Tories realise they’ve got huge opprobrium coming their way for screwing this thing up and it’s a ploy to garner public sympathy and support for the govt ahead of the inevitable reckoning. Judging from Boris’ non-sensical approval ratings, it’s working…

      4. Mike Sivier Post author

        No Tim, the links don’t contain facts only; they contain dangerous inferences. You seem prone to these – look at your own suggestion that Boris Johnson might not be ill. That’s a conspiracy theory in itself, as is the claim that deaths are being attributed to the coronavirus that shouldn’t be.

        How do you know? You don’t. You read something on a website.

        This correspondence is over.

      5. timfrom

        Comment threads are supposed to be a forum for debate, not a monologue.

        My subscription is over.

      6. Mike Sivier Post author

        And owners of websites, like those of any other publication, are well within their rights to close down such debates when they have reached a natural end and should not be prolonged. Go well.

  3. Random Bloke

    Oddly enough, this morning when they spoke about the current count of 5373 they mentioned afterward that it did not count those who passed away in the community (at home, basically) or in a care home.

    So its going to be alot higher as you say

    Take care all

  4. Roger Gough

    Well they ain’t filling up the new Nightingale Hospital. Numbers must be slowing.

  5. Jeffrey Davies

    Dwp fidled figures government fidled figures all part of their major plans otherwise the peasants will rise up

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