Recent mild flu seasons result in more COVID-19 deaths

  1. I excluded countries that have a population of less that 10 million from the analysis, as smaller countries tend to generate more erratic data points.
  2. I used up to date death data (to 20th August 2020).
A graph showing the relationship between the severity of the preceding two flu seasons, and the per capita deaths for 13 European countries.
A graph showing COVID-19 death and non-COVID mortality in England & Wales for period week-ending 29th May 2020 to 7th August 2020.

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