Author Archives: Peter Hickman

About Peter Hickman

Married; three adult offspring Live in Castle Douglas, South-West Scotland Almost completely retired general medical practitioner Hobbies and interests: classical music; playing the piano; staying fit (walking, cycling, swimming, gym); reading - some classical literature, science, theology / the Christian faith


This is a guest post by Dr Peter Hickman, an experienced UK medical practitioner, and a regular commenter on The Hump. The phrase “every death is a tragedy” has been repeated multiple times by the Prime Minister and other politicians during the 2020/21 SARS-Cov-2 Coronavirus pandemic. What does “every death is a tragedy” actually mean, and is it a useful or appropriate thing to say?

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