COVID-19 Diary – Day 56

Today I would like to share 2 useful links worth following for COVID-19 information. They’re both from the Financial Times. The first link is the answer to the under-reporting of COVID-19 related deaths, both those directly and indirectly caused by the virus. It tracks the “excess mortality rate” of various countries, compared to their average deaths at the same time in previous years. Click here to check it out (you may need to scroll down a bit). What’s very interesting to note is the countries listed that actually have a LOWER death rate during COVID-19.

The second link is a chart that you can customize. It allows you to plot infections or deaths in one country vs another, on the same time scale. It’s very interesting for comparing different results from different control methods, and comparing countries that acted quicker vs ones that acted slower. Click here to check it out!

I have found these two links to be very interesting. I hope you will too!

In more personal news, today I headed out to go shopping, but after waiting for a bus that now only runs every half an hour, when it finally arrived I discovered that there were no available physical distancing seats left on the bus. I don’t know why I was allowed on the bus under the current guidelines, but I got off the bus as soon as I noticed there was no safe place to sit. I didn’t feel like spending another half an hour in the sun waiting, so I headed back home instead. I’ll try again during a quieter part of the day.

That’s all for now, stay safe everyone!

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