Perception of the crisis is based on statistics. It can look worse than it is or better, depending on the cocktail of the data used. The true picture will be revealed latter, because it may contradict the WHO and official stats. Guardian revealed a comparison of the actual COVID death vs. reported.
England has withstood the first corona wave badly, at least that is what public opinion is. And it is much worse than the official figures, which already look sadly. At its lowest point, over 1,000 Britons died daily for three weeks. Figures – including deaths in hospitals, nursing homes and private homes – are much higher than the numbers officially released during that period, the Guardian writes.
In just over three weeks between April 2 and 23, 26,566 people died – more than half of the total death toll from 52,161 deaths until June 5 – making the UK the worst hit country in Europe.
In the graph below, the red line shows how many people actually died as a result of the virus. The grey line indicates the official figures.