Quite simple really.whoareya wrote:What is that mortality rate comparison based on, and what is that 75,000 deaths figure based on?Stan A. Einstein wrote:Just one little point.
It may well be that mistakes are made. Sometimes things don't make sense. But.
The UK mortality rate is double that of Ireland. Because of the total incompetence of the Johnson Administration 75,000 UK citizens who should be alive are dead. 75,000 families will mourn, come Christmas 75,000 families will have an empty chair around the dining table.
If the Welsh Government are being overly cautious, and that's a big if, it is only because Mark Drakeford, unlike Boris Johnson actually does care about you. Getting a Covid Passport isn't exactly a Herculean task now is It?
You take the population of two countries. You then look at the number of deaths in the smaller country. You then multiply that number by the the multiple of the larger state to get a comparative figure. I have rounded the numbers I will now show you the math's.
Ireland has a population of 5,000,000. There have been 5,000 Covid related deaths. The UK has a population of 65,000,000. In terms people living in the UK outnumber people living in Ireland by about thirteen to one. If you multiply 5,000 by 13 you reach 75,000. So per capita, you would expect 75,000 to have died of Covid 19 in the UK since the start of the pandemic. Therefore to have a mortality rate of 150,000, does tragically mean 75,000 excess deaths.
Two final points. Firstly Ireland made a massive mistake last Christmas in opening up too early. So the government here have not been above criticism. Secondly it may well be, indeed almost certainly is, the case that many people reading this board will have lost loved ones to this dreadful disease. Let's try to remember each death was a human being and treat them all with the respect they deserve.