Difficult to postulate this week.
Total deaths are up. But covid-19 deaths are down.
Make of this as you will.
One thing for sure, death in all varieties, is still an old-fogey disease.
– 87% of this week’s covid-19 deaths are those aged 70 or more.
– 83% of all covid-19 deaths are those aged 70 or more.
– 80% of all deaths are those aged 70 or more.
For this week, to highlight the discrepancy in trends, death numbers are shown first, and the graph second…..
ps: In 1811, an Old Fogey was a nickname for an invalid/wounded soldier, derived from the French fougueux (“fierce or fiery”) according to Wiktionary