Re: Pandemic outrage fatigue
I up voted you because we really do as a nation need to get back down to business.
The plague cost 75,031 excess English/Welsh deaths in 2020, against the previous 5 year average. That represented a percentage increase of deaths of around 9%.
The number of deaths was actually needlessly increased by moving elderly patients from hospital to "rest homes" in the March/April 2020 period. If we had protected that cohort, the figures would have been much lower - possibly 20,000 less excess deaths.
The 2021 excess death figures look like being higher (already 30,000 since new year) - but if we don't open up and accept the risks, we will be bankrupt by 2022. Then the bodies really will begin to be stacked in the street.