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Old 6 April 2020, 12:16 AM   #5284
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Originally Posted by HighlandWatch View Post
Shouldn’t we be testing people dying in these circumstances so we have accurate stats? Would be helpful if we could rely on the numbers dying due to Covid.

If we can’t capture accurate numbers in the U.K., I dread to think of the under-reporting coming out of developing countries.
Yes we should. But given there aren’t enough tests to go around, frail, multimorbid people in the community whose care never reaches hospital are not a priority for testing. That’s not a value judgement from me, just a comment on the unfortunate reality.

I’m convinced that the number of people who’ve been infected in this country already numbers in the 7-digits, but the confirmed case number languishes in the tens of thousands.
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