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COVID-19: Discrepancy between 'cases' and 'illness'

It's been a while since we last highlighted the difference between Covid-19 'case' numbers (and by extension this means also hospitalisation numbers and death numbers) and actual Covid-19 illness.

The NHS pathways coronavirus triages website (see provides an accurate representation of actual illness due to Covid-19 as it combines all 999, 111, online and ambulance calls relating to Covid-19 triages. Previous articles (see links) make clear what the caveats are.

The triage data confirms the real pandemic of spring 2020. I've still yet to see any better evidence that the (vast) majority of 'cases' (i.e. positive PCR test results) since the summer of 2020 have been false positives.


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Sorry. I'm using an Amazon tablet which corrects covid to

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Vivid. And omits words without asking.


During your recent webinar, you were offered to participate in analysing the hospital trust data and agreed to help. Would it be possible to examine the number of incoming cases with other diseases and determine the proportion of patients who came in very ill and caught vivid in hospital or had an eventual positive test and became a vivid death?

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