UK question about covid mortality and the answer …

UK MP Steve Baker puts a simple written question to the UK Department of Health and Social Security. A trivial question. " To ask the secretary of state for health and social security what the covid-19 mortality is estimated by his department ".

Here you are at the response from the ministry, for the pen of Jo Chrichill, undersecretary of health for prevention

" As of July 15, the British Healthcare Modeling Group, with the assistance of the MRC Biostats Unit, estimates the overall mortality from the infection to be approximately 0.096% "

0.096% is that much? Is it little? Let's see more data.

The United States Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC) provide us. Influenza 2018-19 data :

The CDC estimates that influenza was associated with over 35.5 million cases, over 16.5 million doctor visits, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths during the 2018-2019 flu season. This burden was similar to the estimated burden during the 2012-2013 flu season.

34,200 deaths out of 35,500,000 cases give a percentage of 0.096%.

I note that the data are official, provided by the official English and US bodies, with the link to the official page.

I let the readers draw their own personal evaluations, as always.

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