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Are we over-counting Covid deaths?

Data and Metrics

No. Sadly, we are most likely still UNDER-counting Covid-19 deaths. Among the most persistent COVID-19 myths is the idea that COVID-19 deaths are being over-counted, which recently resurfaced in a Washington Post editorial. We’ve all heard stories of COVID positive motorcycle accident victims being counted or the saying that people are dying *with* COVID-19 rather

Life Expectancy Update 2021

Data and Metrics

In many countries, life expectancy dropped substantially in 2020 due to COVID. Did life expectancy bounce back in 2021, or did things get even worse? TL;DR: A mixed bag, w/ greater divergence of experiences as the pandemic wore on. While Western Europe saw improvements from 2020, the US and Eastern Europe saw continued losses. Read

A estas alturas de la pandemia ¿será cierto que ya casi todos se han infectado con COVID-19?

Data and Metrics Posts en Español

Las estimaciones más recientes sugieren que alrededor del 58% de la población en los EE. UU. y más del 70 % en Inglaterra ya se ha contagiado,siendo la ola de Ómicron la responsable de los incrementos más GRANDES en los casos registrados. Los CDCs publicaron recientemente un informe MMWR, que estima el porcentaje de residentes