The daily rates of cancer and heart disease are 34 times higher than the rate due to Covid.

Almost 1,000 British people per day are dying of two diseases — neither are Covid-19

The daily rates of cancer and heart disease are 34 times higher than the rate due to Covid

Death rates ‘with Covid’ have been rising again, albeit from a very low base. The latest 7-day average of deaths is 37.6 per day. I have reviewed the same data doctors can see when they read their journal ‘The Lancet’ and once again I present Covid-19 deaths in proportion and in context.

  • Cardiovascular diseases 484
  • Alzheimer disease and other dementias 175
  • Chronic respiratory diseases 130
  • Lower respiratory infections 101
  • Digestive diseases 81
  • ‘Due to COVID-19’ 28 (Current 7-day average)
  • Cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases 25
  • Parkinson disease 20
  • Chronic kidney disease 19
  • Suicide 16
  • Diabetes mellitus 15
  • Drug use disorders 8
  • Road injuries 7
  • Alcohol use disorders 6
  • Neonatal disorders 5
  • Diarrhoeal diseases 3
  • Fire, heat, and hot substances 2
  • Tuberculosis 1
  • Interpersonal violence 1
  • Drowning 0.9
  • Meningitis 0.8
  • Environmental heat and cold exposure 0.8
  • HIV/AIDS 0.7
  • Poisonings 0.4
  • Nutritional deficiencies 0.4
  • Protein-energy malnutrition 0.3
  • Hepatitis 0.2
  • Maternal disorders 0.2
  • Terrorism 0.1

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.