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WHO releases new Covid-19 deaths estimate

WHO estimate exceeds actual reported deaths from Covid-19. WHO used “excess mortality” estimates to arrive at figure.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a new estimated figure regarding the number of Covid-19 deaths across the world.
The WHO states, “New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that the full death toll associated directly or indirectly with the COVID-19 pandemic (described as “excess mortality”) between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021 was approximately 14.9 million (range 13.3 million to 16.6 million). ”
The estimate released by WHO dramatically exceeds the actual reported deaths from Covid-19.
Assistant Director-General of WHO for Data, Analytics and Delivery, Samira Asma, tweeted, “@WHO@UNDESA excess mortality estimates – using best available data and robust methodology – show that total deaths associated with #COVID19 may be 2-3 times higher than the 5.4 million reported from Jan’20-Dec’21 #HealthData.”
India has strongly objected to the use of mathematical models for projecting excess mortality estimates.

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