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The REAL COVID-19 Death Toll Is Over 200,000

Posted on the 14 August 2020 by Jobsanger
The REAL COVID-19 Death Toll Is Over 200,000
The REAL COVID-19 Death Toll Is Over 200,000
The media is reporting that the number of deaths from COVID-19 is over 167,000 in the United States, and is fast approaching 170,000. That's far too many, but sadly, it is almost certainly an undercount. The real death toll is likely already over 200,000.
The charts above and the words below are from The New York Times:
Across the United States, at least 200,000 more people have died than usual since March, according to a New York Times analysis of estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is about 60,000 higher than the number of deaths that have been directly linked to the coronavirus
As the pandemic has moved south and west from its epicenter in New York City, so have the unusual patterns in deaths from all causes. That suggests that the official death counts may be substantially underestimating the overall effects of the virus, as people die from the virus as well as by other causes linked to the pandemic. . . .
Counting deaths takes time and many states are weeks or months behind in reporting. The estimates from the C.D.C. are adjusted based on how mortality data has lagged in previous years. Even with this adjustment, it’s possible there could be an underestimate of the complete death toll if increased mortality is causing states to lag more than they have in the past or if states have changed their reporting systems.
But comparing recent totals of deaths from all causes can provide a more complete picture of the pandemic’s impact than tracking only deaths of people with confirmed diagnoses.

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