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It's probably premature to come to a firm conclusions on this, but the BBC has a newer article (March 28 vs 25) that additionally mentions that: A paper released on Friday projected that fewer than 7,000 people would die of coronavirus in the UK in total. This figure is much lower than that in the modelling used by government. So where did they get ...


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The estimates in the BBC article are based on this 16 March 2020 report from the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team : Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand The paper says: A minimum policy for effective suppression is ... population-wide social distancing combined with home isolation of ...


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China did total lock down of 10 million in Wuhan and ~20 million in Hubei. No-one in Europe or the UK has done that. UK is also "bit" bigger with their 60+ million people too. UK's society is older than China's: 24% people above 60 versus 17% in China. It's 50% more of most vulnerable, old people that are susceptible to every kind of infection, including ...


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