The Data Dive: How does 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 compare to other pandemics?

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “The Data Dive: How does 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 compare to other pandemics?” – below is their description.

    Whilst 100,000 deaths is a moment to mark and reflect, the true impact of the pandemic runs far deeper.

    Sky’s data editor Ed Conway reviews the figures of COVID-19 and compares them to previous pandemics in the UK in this Data Dive.

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