‘We’ve seen again and again, estimates of how bad this crisis could be that are nearly always massively over-exaggerated, but this has really made me sit up and think.’ Nigel Farage reacts to the amount of people who have died purely of Covid since the start of the pandemic. 700,000 deaths are recorded each year in the U.K. — covid only contributed a bit over 1% of that, and the average age at death was 82.5 which is older than average life expectancy in the U.K!