Why England was hit harder by Covid-19 than any other country in Europe

The findings of the ONS show how a wider spread of infection, and less severe or timely measures to respond to it, are factors in the deaths of many thousands of people.

England had the highest levels of excess mortality in Europe during the most crucial months of the Covid-19 pandemic so far, according to data released today.

A report by the Office for National Statistics compares the excess death figures across all European countries where data was available for the first half of 2020, and standardises the numbers to control for differences in population size and age structure. It finds that between 3 January and 12 June this year, England had...
source: New Statesman

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