Charts, information and analyses on the covid-19 pandemic


The UK response to the covid-19 pandemic has been a disaster, resulting in tens of thousands of avoidable deaths.



The following five graphs show the UK's reported figures on covid-19 to be the worst in Europe.

The problem is poor decision making - the decision makers seem to be trying to come up with novel UK solutions.

Instead, they should be looking at the best countries (those that have got on top of their outbreaks the quickest) and replicate what they did as soon as possible.


According to the published figures on covid-19 on 2 June 2020 from Johns Hopkins University [1]:

1. The UK is the worst country in Europe for the total number of reported deaths:



2. The UK is the worst country in Europe for the number of reported deaths each day:



3. Obviously, country size is important (larger countries will tend to have more deaths), so it is worth looking at a chart showing daily deaths per 10 million population.
The UK is the second worst country in Europe for the number of reported deaths each day per 10 million population (after Sweden):



4. The UK is the worst country in Europe for the number of reported cases each day. It has as many reported cases as the next six countries combined (Italy, spain, Germany, Sweden, Poland and France):



5. The UK is the second worst in Europe for the number of reported cases each day per 10 million population (after Sweden):





The data is from the Johns Hopkins Hospital website [1].

The charts were generated by the online chart-drawing facility at https://www.iancampbell.co.uk/covid-19.php. Up-to-date charts can be obtained from there.


References
[1]Data sources https://www.iancampbell.co.uk/covid-19/8.html

First published: 21 Mar 2020
Last updated: 3 Jun 2020