Dear Public Health England,

I wish to make an enquiry under the Freedom of Information Act as to how many of the deaths down to Covid19 have actually been attributed to Co id19 alone. That is how many have had no previous underlying illnesses before contracting the virus.

Yours faithfully,

Steve Haire

FOI, Public Health England

Dear Steve Haire,

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Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
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Dear Steve Haire,

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request.

Kind regards,

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
www.gov.uk/phe   Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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Bartholomeus Lakeman left an annotation ()

Is not that the Govt does not have the answer; it is that they do not want to admit that covid19 CFR or IFR is below 0.1 % or similar as that of a seasonal flu.
Covid19 IFR being similar as that of seasonal flu have been proven by e.g. (a) Anti immune test on covid19 in Geneve; (b) Post-mortem examination in Italy, (c) Prof Walter Ricciardi (National Institute of Health of Italy) stated “Less than 10% of coronavirus deaths are due to coronavirus.” (d) National Office of Statistics shows that of the total covid19-deaths only 7% had no other complication. (e) When comparing this winter & spring’ total all-cause mortality with these of previous years: it has followed the usual track. with one exemption; the 4/5 weeks peak from ±8 March till ±11 April 2020: which is extraordinarily rapid, never been seen before this late in the season, and it happened everywhere, on every continent, about the same time: it's an anomalous very sharp peak which happened in exact coincidence when the pandemic stress button was pressed by the WHO. Its consequential social isolation and Stress are the biggest threats to the immune system.