Lies, damned lies, and yesterday’s Covid-19 stats

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This tweet is pretty important:

An enlarged version of that chart can be found here.

If a consistent basis for reporting Covid-19 deaths had been applied to yesterday's data i.e. the deaths had been reported as they had been for weeks, then there would have been a significant upturn in Covid-19 deaths reported yesterday.

Instead, the basis for reporting was changed and the deaths were backdated and past data was restated.

The result was a false representation of declining deaths

When the government thinks it has to lie we need to worry.