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Lockdown ‘killed two people for every three that died of coronavirus’

    16,000 people in the UK died in five weeks as hospitals shut down to deal with COVID while 25,000 died from the virus

    Daily Mail – August 8, 2020

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    Lockdown killed two people for every three that died of the coronavirus, shocking new government figures have revealed.

    It is thought that as many as 16,000 people died because they didn’t get medical care between March 23 and May 1.

    In the same period, 25,000 Britons died of the virus.

    The new figures were presented to the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) in the middle of July.

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