Evidence from Britain shows covid-19 vaccines are very effective

Link: https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/02/22/evidence-from-britain-shows-covid-19-vaccines-are-very-effective

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THE SECOND wave of the pandemic has been devastating in much of the world. Since September 1st covid-19 has claimed the lives of 1.6m people, compared with 850,000 in the preceding nine months. In America alone, the death toll passed 500,000 on February 22nd. What is more, new variants that may be more transmissible, more deadly or better at evading the body’s immune response are spreading.

At last, some optimism is budding. More than 200m doses of covid-19 vaccine have been administered across 92 countries. After a slow start, America’s programme is gathering speed: 16% of adults have received a first shot, and President Joe Biden is on target to meet his goal of 150m doses by his 100th day in office. The number of infections in the country is falling by half every 14 days.

Publication Date: 21 February 2021

Publication Site: The Economist

Total deaths in the UK from 2000 to 2020

Link: https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transparencyandgovernance/freedomofinformationfoi/totaldeathsintheukfrom2000to2020

YearUnited KingdomEngland and WalesEnglandWalesScotlandNorthern Ireland
2018616,014541,589505,85934,40658,50315,922
2017607,172533,253498,88233,24857,88316,036
2016597,206525,048490,79133,06656,72815,430
2015602,782529,655495,30933,19857,57915,548
2014570,341501,424468,87531,43954,23914,678
2013576,458506,790473,55232,13854,70014,968
2012569,024499,331466,77931,50254,93714,756
2011552,232484,367452,86230,42653,66114,204
2010561,666493,242461,01731,19753,96714,457
2009559,617491,348459,24131,00653,85614,413
2008579,697509,090475,76332,06655,70014,907
2007574,687504,052470,72132,14855,98614,649
2006572,224502,599470,32631,08355,09314,532
2005582,964512,993479,67832,16255,74714,224
2004584,791514,250480,71732,31756,18714,354
2003612,085539,151504,12733,81058,47214,462
2002608,045535,356500,79233,31458,10314,586
2001604,393532,498497,87833,24957,38214,513
2000610,579537,877503,02633,50157,79914,903

Date Accessed: 28 January 2021

Publication Site: Office for National Statistics, UK