Covid-19

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:23 pm on 22nd October 2020.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe 2:23 pm, 22nd October 2020

Of course this is a dangerous disease and, of course, cases are rising, including in my own area, so it is with some humility that I have a look at the daily excess all-cause deaths in all ages in England, which show that there has been no significant excess all-cause mortality observed in week 40 overall. Is it not the case that the good news in this second wave is that the disease is not progressing as it did in the first?