Drakeford wrong – no clear evidence restrictions led to better outcomes than England

When announcing new restrictions in Wales from Boxing Day, Mark Drakeford misled the public when claiming the new Omicron variant was “probably that it’s just as severe as any other form would be”. There was clear evidence from other countries this was not the case, but this did not stop the First Minister from making …

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Another nonsense Ferguson prediction – 5000 Omicron deaths a day

With the Omicron Covid-19 variant spreading across the world, Professor Neil Ferguson has suggested we could see 5,000 Omicron deaths a day unless the UK introduces tighter restrictions. So how likely is his latest prediction? Cases vs deaths There is a relationship between Covid-19 cases and deaths and if you track them through the pandemic, …

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