Governments can, and do, manipulate data, so once again, I have searched for data that they cannot control.
This time I am comparing excess deaths across Europe for the year 2020. I have copied the following data from “the bmj”(British Medical Journal) website at https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n799
Top 10 European countries ranked by relative cumulative age-standardised excess mortality rates (%) in 2020, to 26 June (week 26) and 18 December (week 51)
|Mortality rate to week 26||Mortality rate to week 51|
It is fascinating reading. Despite having no lockdown, Sweden ranks very low, while the UK, with one of the most draconian lockdowns, are among the highest. You can manipulate covid death figures; you can’t manipulate these.