Sunday, January 24, 2021


This graph illustrates why the increased mortality associated with the so-called 'British' strain may in fact be a consequence of its contagiousness. 

In other words, if a mutation of the novel coronavirus ups infectiousness while another increases the likelihood of dying, with a roughly proportional increment, it is really the speed and extent of the spread of the former which will tend to do the greatest harm in the population in the medium term.  

Either way I think we Brits have got this covered! 


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