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Excess Winter deaths Highest since 1970s, say Office of National Statistics.

  • Posted On: 7 December 2018
BBC News recently published this article: There were around 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017-18 - the highest since the winter of 1975-76. The increase is thought to be down to the flu, the ineffectiveness of the flu vaccine in older people and spells of very cold weather last winter. Most excess deaths occurred in women and the over-85s. An extra 6,000 deaths are estimated to have occurred during last winter compared with three years ago. Chilly...

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