John Burn-Murdoch+ Your Authors @jburnmurdoch Stories, stats & scatterplots for @FinancialTimes | Daily updates of the coronavirus trajectory tracker | [email protected] | #dataviz Jul. 04, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

This had been reported on by the MSM multiple times over several weeks, and it doesn't/didn't affect Leicester at all.

I'm all for legitimate criticism of bad data, but this is incorrect and based on a misunderstanding.

As I explained on Thursday, we knew the consolidation of pillar 1 and pillar 2 data would reduce the total case count. @BBCMoreOrLess (the MSM) first reported this over a month ago

Leicester was locked down based on trends in *that consolidated series of pillar 1+2 data*, where no individual was counted twice.

Claims like the one here just had to the sense of uncertainty and alarm, but are completely false and unnecessary.

By all means ask questions of what you're seeing or being told, but please don't make exaggerated, alarmist statements like this.

They don't help anyone and lead to a lot of people ending up misinformed and worried for no good reason.

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