- Oct 29, 2002
- Reaction score
- East of Suez
NHS warning of 60,000 deaths from the flu this winter if take-up of the flu jab falls short of expectations.
Just let that sink in.
That's almost half as many that succumbed to Covid in the UK over the last 21 months.
Spoke to an old friend who does statistics at a mid-level for the NHS.
a) 60,000 is the upper estimate and about as likely to come to pass as the lower estimate of 15,000.
b) (and I quote) 'It's a stab in the dark really, but the papers wanted figures to run with'.