On BBC Radio Manchester [2:08:55], Prof Arpana Verma also commented on the differences between different data sources, explaining that ONS data was older, and captured more deaths than the daily figures used by the government. Prof Verma also commented on what data can tell us more broadly about COVID-19, and differences in risk among various groups.

Period20 May 2020

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