Straw Poll: Opinions continue to shift

In August I took a straw poll to measure opinions on how the UK Government has dealt with the covid-19 crisis. Respondents were asked via twitter to rate their own opinions from A to E as well as the opinions of family, friends, neighbours and workmates.

This month's poll is …

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Rising in the North and Setting in the South: Covid-19 in the USA

US covid-19 deaths have risen, peaked and fallen very differently from those of large Western European countries.

What is causing this difference and what can we learn from it?

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Why is the US different?

In the larger countries of Western Europe the scale of death tolls has varied significantly, but …

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Straw Poll: Opinions seem to be shifting

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Early in of July I took an informal poll of opinion on Covid - how supportive or critical are people of their governments. A month later I have repeated the exercise, a total of 342 people responded (last month 202).

Respondents to the survey, who were sourced by a request through …

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Write a letter to your MP now!

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Does democracy work?

Make sure you give it a shot. Twitter user OO51HAR has provided a great template. Edit it and make it your own and send it to your Member of Parliament or other political representative. Do it now!

For the UK, enter your post code into this this …

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Covid-19 policy and Scientific Rot

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Many of us are wondering, "how the heck did we get here?"

Our response to a virus that is similar in lethality to previous flu epidemics resembles an attempted economic suicide. From UK politicians we hear a droning mantra of "follow the science" but to anyone paying attention, their science …

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Swedish Covid-19 mortality in perspective

In Sweden, over 70s comprise around 90% of Covid-19 deaths, with the majority having two or more comorbidities.

The age group seeing the most Covid fatalities is 80-89 years (41%), followed by the 90+ years category (26%). Note that average life expectancy at birth in Sweden is 81 for men …

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