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Coronavirus Deaths: Understanding ONS data on mortality and vaccination status

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Throughout the pandemic the Office for National Statistics has been providing timely data and analysis of the deaths caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). During 2021 an important part of this work is measurement of mortality by vaccination status. In this post Charlotte Bermingham explains why we use internationally-recognised methods to ensure comparability across all our releases and how the analysis so far should be interpreted.

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Working with the United Nations to improve data on Ageing

The ONS works closely with the United Nations on a number of international projects to improve statistics around the world. With older populations often having suffered the worst impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, awareness of the need for better evidence on the impact of ageing populations has increased. Here Rich Pereira explains why the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is leading international work to develop a standard approach to producing improved statistics on an issue of increasing global significance.

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