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COVID-19: The latest picture as at 7th July 2020

8 July 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how total weekly deaths have encouragingly remained below seasonal levels, even allowing for COVID-19 deaths.

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COVID-19: The latest picture as at 30th June 2020

1 July 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how total weekly deaths have, for the first time since mid March, dipped below seasonal levels, even allowing for COVID-19 deaths. He also compares how COVID-19 deaths, as a proportion of total deaths, varies between the constituent countries of the UK.

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COVID-19: The latest picture as at 23rd June 2020

24 June 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how total weekly deaths are approaching seasonal levels, even allowing for COVID-19 deaths.

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COVID-19: The latest picture as at 16th June 2020

16 June 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how total death rates have increased slightly, in part due to a post bank holiday catch-up. Despite this, non COVID deaths following the wave in April have returned to, and for the third week in a row are below, seasonal levels.

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COVID-19: The latest picture as at 9th June 2020

10 June 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how death rates continue to trend down towards seasonal levels, while there are marked differences in the pattern of deaths across age groups, as well as by gender.

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COVID-19: The latest picture as at 2nd June 2020

2 June 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how death rates continue to trend down towards seasonal levels, while there are marked differences in the pattern of deaths between care homes and hospitals.

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COVID-19: The latest picture as at 26th May 2020

27 May 2020

In the latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor explores how, despite a small uptick caused by the VE Day Bank Holiday in the UK, there continue to be promising signs as death rates trend down towards seasonal levels.

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COVID-19: Exploring the ‘missed’ deaths

21 May 2020

In this analysis on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor and Steven explore the recent increases in weekly non COVID-19 deaths. Using data for Scotland, they highlight the variation in underlying causes of death, both before and after the appearance of COVID-19.

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COVID-19: The latest picture as at 19th May 2020

20 May 2020

In their latest weekly update on emerging COVID-19 statistics in the UK, Conor and Steven explore how there are promising signs of being past the initial peak, with death rates continuing to move closer to seasonal levels.

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COVID-19: The latest picture as at 12th May 2020

13 May 2020

As the first tentative steps are taken in England towards lifting some of the lockdown restrictions that have been in place in the UK for the past seven weeks, there has been lots of talk about being ‘past the peak’ of the pandemic. In this blog we explore the latest data, including how the issues of “missing” and “missed” deaths have evolved over the last week, with particular focus on the role of care home deaths.

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Covid-19: The latest picture

5 May 2020

Current daily reporting of COVID-19 deaths remains limited to those who have tested positive. In this blog we explore the impact of reflecting all deaths which mention COVID-19 on the death certificate, along with the deaths which may be the indirect consequence of COVID-19. Sadly this suggests a much higher cost of life than suggested by the news headlines...

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Covid-19: The missing and the missed deaths….(part 2)

29 April 2020

Covid-19: The missing and the missed deaths….(part 2)

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Covid-19: The missing and the missed deaths….(part 1)

28 April 2020

Covid-19: The missing and the missed deaths….(part 1)

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Counting the cost of COVID-19

24 April 2020

How do we count deaths?

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The CMI_2019 Mortality Projections Model

6 March 2020

What does the latest population data tell us?

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Pandemic panic?

28 February 2020

How could a pandemic impact pension schemes?

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Roses are red,...

14 February 2020

In this blog, Steven Baxter reflects on the impact companionship has on longevity.

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Mortality Monitor Q4 2019

6 February 2020

What does the latest population data tell us about emerging trends?

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Dry January: The carrots and sticks of healthy drinking

9 January 2020

Douglas Anderson talks Dry January, drinking habits and life expectancy in France.

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Building faith in long-term saving

10 December 2019

Douglas Anderson discusses pension contributions in his latest blog.

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Mortality Monitor Q3 2019

31 October 2019

What does the latest population data tell us about emerging trends?

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How far have we come, how far could we go?

30 October 2019

Douglas Anderson discusses advances in technology and healthcare in his latest blog.

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Mortality Monitor Q2 2019

8 August 2019

What does the latest population data tell us about emerging trends?

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Running around the world for dementia

25 April 2019

When Saturday morning comes, I’ll be the chubby wannabe looking out of place with 1000 lean ultra-runners at the start of the craziest challenge of my life, the whimsically-named Highland Fling.

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Lang mae yer lums reek: Resolutions for 2019

27 December 2018

Of course, New Year is a popular time for turning over a new leaf and setting some personal goals. Have you set any 2019 resolutions?

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Life, the universe and everything: Part III

30 November 2018

Welcome to the third and final part of Douglas Anderson’s serialised blog covering life, the universe and everything.

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Life, the universe and everything: Part II

23 November 2018

Welcome to Part 2 of Douglas Anderson’s serialised blog covering life, the universe and everything.

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Life, the universe and everything: Part I

16 November 2018

Welcome to Part 1 of Douglas Anderson's serialised blog covering life, the universe and everything.

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The case for longevity "time zones"

16 April 2018

The evidence of diversity in life expectancy is overwhelming, and the uncertain timing of future medical breakthroughs increase demand for insurance. But, the resources required - risk capital and actuarial skills - are limited. So how do you meet demand in the most efficient way? Douglas Anderson, Founder of Club Vita discusses.

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CMI’s Mortality Projections 2017 model: What’s in store for pension schemes?

16 March 2018

We take a closer look at the CMI’s latest projection of lower life expectancies and the impact this will have on scheme liabilities.

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Lang may yer lums reek!

29 December 2017

Douglas Anderson's takes a look looks at what uncertainty 2018 may hold.

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