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Coronavirus Response Boris Johnson’s government keeps promising to “Get Brexit Done,” even as the deadly pandemic ravages the country.

“Yet, as several other nations tackle the pandemic in more effective ways, British exceptionalism has collided with reality. It was the government’s decision to listen to a small handful of British scientists, after all, that may have prevented the UK from ramping up its testing at a critical juncture in the pandemic.” https://www.thenation.com/article/world/brexit-infected-britain-coronavirus/

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UK will have Europe’s worst coronavirus death toll, says study

IHME has released estimates of predicted peaks in COVID-19 deaths and hospital resource use among countries in the European Economic Area (EEA). Projections are rather grim for the UK, in particular compared to other countries. One should hesitate to rely on these projections without further analysis and understanding of the data. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/07/uk-will-be-europes-worst-hit-by-coronavirus-study-predicts

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Austria is on target to be first European country to ease restrictions…statistical control charts can explain why…

Austria is planning to ease lockdown restrictions after Easter. Statistical control charts provide a simple and very practical tool for looking at data, and assessing the robustness of the claim. Data for daily new cases and deaths can be used to plot not only daily data but also calculate control lines for mean and 1, […]

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ICNARC report on 2249 COVID-19 patients in critical care 04 April 2020

Survival rate when entering into invasive ventilation is 50%, and much lower if within first 24 hours of admission.

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