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UK’s top statistics expert criticises government’s coronavirus test data

“Testing statistics still fall well short” of official standards – that’s the damning verdict from the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, David Norgrove.

Here is his letter about coronavirus test statistics to the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock:

David Norgrove letter on coronavirus test statistics - p1
David Norgrove letter on coronavirus test statistics - p2

This is no ordinary criticism from the statistics watchdog:

This continuing doubt over what’s really happening is a good reason to play it safe and, if you can, continue to work from home.

 

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One response to “UK’s top statistics expert criticises government’s coronavirus test data”

  1. They are wallowing in their own incompetence , the Telegraph claims today that Johnson will be taking charge.

    Really this in June when in February they said the risk to the UK was “low”

    Today marks a landmark – today if you go to Worldometers.info you will see that the UK matched Spain for a death rate of 580 per million. (Belgium has recorded it in a completely different way to other countries)

    Not only is our death toll now the highest in Europe and the second highest in the world but our death rate per million is now the highest in the world.

    We are no longer in the EU, the Tories have been in power for ten years, they have run out of excuses.

    Johnson, Gove and Cummings belong in prison for manslaughter on an industrial scale

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