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But while The United Kingdom is difficult, how does it really rank among other countries?
Only the comparison Covid-19 deaths do not give the full picture of how the countries have different ways to document the deaths. Scientists and Ministers say it is better, on the total number of deaths, even those not caused by Corona Virus.
So, what can we learn about the UK's great, if we look at it that way?'Coronavirus deaths' miss, many of the victims
Peru registered a very few coronavirus deaths has been compared with the UK. But the total number of deaths, tells a different story.
Both countries have a huge increase of deaths, with The Weekly number up to More Than twice what would be expected, there would be a pandemic. That the expected number of deaths represented by the dashed line.
There is a similar pattern in Chile and Ecuador , is a large increase in the total number of deaths that are missed if you only "Covid deaths".the total number of deaths to give a clearer picture
Since the total number of death registered cases, in a week, and usually follows a predictable pattern, scientists use seen additional deaths during the pandemic to estimate the mortality caused by the pandemic.First Wave
While in Peru, the death rates have begun to, in some countries, they have returned to normal or nearly normal level. This allows us to begin to judge who was the worst hit in the First Wave of the epidemic.
The Pattern of deaths in these countries is not the same spike as in the UK. Comparisons based on Total Death figures "definitely," Says Dr Veena Raleigh, The King 's Fund health Think Tank . "But the caveats are unlikely to change the relative position of the countries radical, such as The United Kingdom compared to those that see a lot less deaths. "But what causes the differences?
Norway and Denmark are the smaller countries. And density of the population, or how and global a country of cities, influence the spread of a virus. Also, the age and health of the infected will make a difference in how many people die.
But the actions to make a difference.
"the speed and strength of each country in response to the control of the initial dissemination of the events, and the development of the Tests necessary capacities for the operational monitoring seem to have played an important role," Says Royal Statistical Society president-elect, Sylvia Richardson.
But, she adds: "It will not be easy to unravel the effect of a certain measure. "the UK is in an unfortunate club
The UK is not alone in difficult. Italy, Spain and Belgium have also seen at least a third more deaths than you would have expected.
And that means that many of the tens of thousands of dead, for every one of The United Kingdom, Italy and Spain.Who is the worst?
It is easy to change, the rankings of these countries by the use of slightly different methods.
In The First four weeks, for example:
But by any measure which appears to be in the UK, consistently in this unfortunate club of countries, the hardest hit So Far . Even before the pandemic, which was in the UK, Life Expectancy is lower than in many other Western European countries and showed the least improvement from 2011 to 2018.
as well As the British "risks a further slide down life-tables", according to Dr Raleigh, underlines The Need to make comparisons with other countries, even with imperfect data.
"you work with what you have, provided you know the instructions that come with it," she Says .