COVID-19: time to stop getting stressed?

Coronavirus is no longer the biggest killer.

The mail, claiming that people get too stressed examining the figures, published its own findings including this pie chart

The Mail Online is asking the question “Is it time to stop obsessing over Covid figures? Their statistics reveal that coronavirus is NOT the biggest killer – with heart disease, dementia, and cancer each claiming four times as many lives in an average week last month.

The Covid dashboard published on the UK Government website has offered the public a window into the state of the UK’s epidemic, displaying daily Covid cases, hospitalisations and deaths, both nationally and regionally, since April 2020. 

Some people have avoided looking the stress generated by examining the figures – published at 4:00 pm every day, including weekends. But the newspaper believes that a surprising number of us have become secretly addicted to poring over them.

Growing concern the figures do more harm than good

The Mail reports that back in January, the dashboard attracted 76 million views in a single day. In more recent months, the dashboard has offered a source of celebration, thanks to the addition of the vaccination tally – in a similar manner that it was added to the Diario’s website graphic, replicated daily on the link below.

Scientists and politicians alike agree the UK’s Covid dashboard has been a resounding success, allowing the public to draw their own conclusions about the level of threat the virus poses to them. It has also been a crucial yardstick for how stretched the NHS is, providing exact figures of how many Covid patients are in each hospital around the country.

The Mail article asks if now, with nearly eight in ten Britons protected against getting seriously ill, thanks to the vaccine, are daily Covid figures still necessary?

COVID-19 in Madeira: daily updates can be found in an earlier post

Vaccinations in Madeira: updates can be found in an earlier post

10 thoughts on “COVID-19: time to stop getting stressed?”

  1. … Agreed Maurice ,, it’s going to be a rough ride for some of the New Breed of Panic Obsessives to just walk Freely away from this and to release their Imagined Security Fear Blankets !!! ,, May take some time ? …

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