News and views from More Metrics

A selection of articles and news.

Weekly COVID-19 data released

Wednesday 27th January 2021

The weekly release of our COVID-19 data was released on 27th January 2021. It covers the period up to 24th January 2021. There are no model or data changes this week. The free data is available for download and includes: 13 Risk Factors Cumulative Infection Rates since 5th April on an As-Is and Time-Adjusted basis Weekly R-values FutureCases to Current Cases ratio Confirmed…

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Weekly COVID-19 data released

Wednesday 20th January 2021

The weekly release of our COVID-19 data was released on 20th January 2021. It covers the period up to 17th January 2021. No changes to model or data this week. The free data is available for download and includes: 13 Risk Factors Cumulative Infection Rates since 5th April on an As-Is and Time-Adjusted basis Weekly R-values FutureCases to Current Cases ratio Confirmed cases…

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National Obesity Week

Friday 15th January 2021

This week is National Obesity Week. More Metrics conducts detailed analysis of obesity data, alongside other health and lifestyle measures. These can be used for specific single issue analysis or as input into wider projects. In our COVID-19 analysis we use obesity as a core input in to our risk factor assessments. Unfortunately, the pandemic has highlighted that underlying health issues,…

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Mapping the new COVID-19 strain

Wednesday 6th January 2021
Dave Edmonds

Back at the beginning of October the Covid story was all about students returning to University and the explosion of cases on University campuses. Now as we end 2020 the focus of attention is the new strain of the virus and the rapid increase in cases seen first in London, but now spreading elsewhere, prompting the latest lockdowns…

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Free data files updated

Wednesday 9th December 2020

More Metrics make available a number of data files in our Free Data section. This data can assist in the use of More Metric data or for other modelling purposes. This update follows the release of November 2020's National Statistics Postcode Lookup data. The following files have been updated: "Metadata for all free datasets", "Postcode to Output Area for open residential…

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Will Christmas end this Disunited Kingdom?

Friday 27th November 2020
Dave Edmonds

Over the last week the UK and devolved Governments have sought to present a united front in order to save Christmas. But in the run up to Christmas and in all likelihood in January, this show of unity will be put aside as each nation implements its own, often very different response to the pandemic. Scotland's decision to introduce tier 4…

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Do our interests and beliefs impact our COVID risk?

Wednesday 11th November 2020
Dave Edmonds

Are dog lovers more at risk from COVID-19 than their cat loving friends? Do historically Brexit supporting areas take more risks than their Remain leaving counterparts? More Metrics has undertaken a short piece of analysis, reviewing its GeoSociety datasets alongside the ever increasing COVID-19 data to look for possible trends. Its by no means a rigorous scientific study but it…

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Did students spread COVID?

Friday 30th October 2020
Nigel Bradshaw

Using our model of Confirmed Cases per 100,000 at Output Area (~7 postcode) level we looked to see if there was evidence of a geographic spread of COVID-19 cases out from the recent outbreak in communal student locations. The graph clearly shows that the answer is no. We found no evident that the student outbreak leaked geographically, even within the immediate…

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Significant COVID case variation by OAC

Wednesday 21st October 2020
Nigel Bradshaw

An analysis of our COVID-19 data modelled at Output Area (~7 postcodes) shows significant variation in direction and level of cases between different Output Area Classifications. The surge in cases amongst university students is evident and greatest in communal accommodation. Students in other accommodation have also peaked, though to a lesser extent. Their confirmed case rates are now coming down. Other OAC…

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A truly local view is so important

Monday 5th October 2020
Dave Edmonds

With much of the UK under "local" lockdown restrictions due to COVID-19, its worth focusing a bit on what local actually means. In England for example, what began with the likes of Leicester and Luton has expanded to cover whole regions, primarily in the North West and North East. Similar patterns of lockdown are the case in Wales, Scotland and…

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