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Thu May 5, 2022, 02:07 PM

Covid-19's full death toll is nearly three times higher than reported, WHO data suggests

(CNN)About 14.9 million people around the world died as a direct or indirect result of Covid-19 in the period between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization -- nearly three times more deaths than were officially reported.

There were 5.4 million Covid-19 deaths reported to WHO during that timeframe, resulting in an excess mortality estimate of 9.5 million more deaths than what was reported.

"Excess mortality is the difference between the number of deaths that have been recorded and those that would be expected in the absence of the pandemic," said Samira Asma, assistant director-general for the Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact Division of WHO.

The 14.9 million deaths include "deaths directly attributed to Covid-19 that were reported to WHO, deaths directly attributed to Covid-19 that were not counted or reported ... deaths indirectly associated with the pandemic due to the wider impact on health systems and society," Asma explained. The figure also subtracts any deaths that were avoided due to changes in social behaviors, such as fewer fatalities from car wrecks because of lockdowns or travel restrictions.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/05/health/covid-excess-mortality-who-data/index.html

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Thu May 5, 2022, 02:14 PM

1. Absolutely true. One million absolutely ovewhelmingly undercounts mortality in US as well.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2022, 02:23 PM

2. Covid-19...

We’re not out of the woods yet…

Wear a mask when in contact with others…

Vaccinate… then boost…

That is all…

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Response to ultralite001 (Reply #2)

Thu May 5, 2022, 02:25 PM

3. Yes, yes and yes!

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Response to ultralite001 (Reply #2)

Thu May 5, 2022, 02:37 PM

4. All of that, and especially get boosted!

If you are boosted right now, the chances of developing serious Covid are exceedingly low. But only 30% of the country is boosted, that means there are a lot of Democrats who got the first 2 that are waiting to get the 3rd and 4th. Don't wait! Get protection now, another booster will be available later too.

30% isn't enough, but even 2 shots gives you a lot of protection from serious cases. 2/3s of the country has 2 shots.

Deaths are quite low right now, but still 300 per day, but know that almost all of those 300 people are unvaccinated idiots.

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