Professor Danny Dorling
Total 5 Posts
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we know less about the shape and size of our society than we have for decades.
We would have to know how many people would die of other causes that would not have otherwise occurred to determine the point at which particular policies were taking more lives than they were saving.
Areas with the highest levels of mortality in the first wave do not show a significant resurgence of cases this time around. But why?
Eventually, mortality rates from COVID-19 will fall as the proportion of people who have had the disease rises.
In the eight weeks before the first person with COVID-19 died in the UK mortality rates had been mercifully low.