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WHO Data Suggests COVID-19 Death Toll Is 3 Times Higher Than Reported

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WHO Data Suggests COVID-19 Death Toll Is 3 Times Higher Than Reported

WHO Data Suggests COVID-19 Death Toll Is 3 Times Higher Than Reported

WHO Data Suggests , COVID-19 Death Toll , Is 3 Times Higher Than Reported.

CNN reports new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) say the coronavirus pandemic took the lives of almost 14.9 million people.

Between January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021, WHO officials say the death toll was nearly three times higher than previously reported.

During that timeframe, 5.4 million COVID-related deaths were reported to the WHO.

This means new data suggests an excess mortality rate of 9.5 million deaths.

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.

, Samira Asma, assistant director-general for the Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact Division of WHO, via CNN.

Over the 24 months examined, the estimated range of excess deaths was between 13.3 million and 16.6 million.

In the United States, by December 31, 2021, the estimated number of excess deaths was 932,458.

Per data from Johns Hopkins University, that's almost 100,000 more deaths than previously reported in that timeframe.

Knowing how many people died due to the pandemic will help us to be better prepared for the next.

, Samira Asma, assistant director-general for the Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact Division of WHO, via CNN.

We need to honor the lives tragically cut short, lives we lost, and we must hold ourselves and our policymakers accountable.

, Samira Asma, assistant director-general for the Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact Division of WHO, via CNN.

We need to honor the lives tragically cut short, lives we lost, and we must hold ourselves and our policymakers accountable.

, Samira Asma, assistant director-general for the Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact Division of WHO, via CNN


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