During RTÉ’s News At One, Sean Whelan reported on statistics which show 32,000 people with Covid-19 have died in the United Kingdom.
Mr Whelan said he would caution against saying that the UK “definitely has the highest death toll in Europe” given the different ways different countries are counting deaths.
He signed off with this bombshell:
“It is probable that the UK has the biggest death toll now but we can’t say that for certain. And unfortunately we are going to have to wait a while until the standard European statistical methodology of counting excess deaths, adjusted for age, at the end of the year come out.
“At that point you can definitely blow the whistle and say that’s it, these people have won the European championships for dead people which is not a nice thing to be looking at.“
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