Collateral Damage

Referring to my previous post, Rabbit in the Headlights, the Office for National Statistics had reported that the total number of excess deaths in the UK was over 53,000 in early May. Covid-19 was responsible for 37,187 or 75% of those excess deaths.

What of the 25% not connected to covid-19? What was the cause of their deaths? Does this number include people whose treatment was delayed because the NHS was under orders to prepare for the coronavirus? Are they what the military might call collateral damage?

19th May 2020

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