This from the BBC is a very good read: Coronavirus: How to understand the death toll [LINK].
The lockdown, itself, however could cost lives.
Prof Robert Dinwall, from Nottingham Trent University, says “the collateral damage to society and the economy” could include:
* mental health problems and suicides linked to self-isolation
* heart problems from lack of activity
* the impact on health from increased unemployment and reduced living standards
Others have also pointed to the health cost from steps such as delaying routine operations and cancer screening.
On top of these ‘collateral damages’ we are also seeing an increase in domestic abuse/murders [LINK].