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Coronavirus: UK Death Toll Surpasses Italy to Become Highest in Europe_Ada Nkong

But he would not be drawn on international comparisons, saying: “I don’t think we will get a real verdict on how well countries have done until the pandemic is over, and particularly until we get comprehensive international data on all-cause mortality.”

Prof Sir David Spiegelhalter, of the University of Cambridge, said we can be “certain” that all reported figures are “substantial underestimates” of the true number who have died with the virus.

He said: “We can safely say that none of these countries are doing well, but this is not Eurovision and it is pointless to try and rank them.”

He added the “only sensible comparison is by looking at excess all-cause mortality, adjusted for the age distribution of the country” [but] “even then it will be very difficult to ascribe the reasons for any differences.”

Source: BBC

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