Recently there have been quite a few papers published in some renowned journals which indicate summer (heatwave) deaths are higher than winter deaths.
Logic tells me otherwise. The only way to find out is research. We picked weekly all causes of deaths from the Office of National Statistics at: ONS for England & Wales from 2010-2023 and average weekly maximum temperature for E&W from our own databases for matching dates.
Just a quick "eyeball" shows lower summer deaths than winter deaths. But how many?
Once again a quick "eyeball" shows higher deaths in winter.
Calculations for the whole period showed there were 12,4% more winter deaths than summer deaths.
I don't understand how these recent publications in so called esteemed journals can be so wrong. What happened to proper peer review? But alas that is the state of science nowadays.
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