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279,700 Extra Deaths in the US So Far in This Pandemic Year  

Author:  Ronald D. Fricker Jr..

Source: Volume 22, Number 01, Winter 2020 , pp.18-19(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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The number of deaths in the United States through September 2020 is at least 10% and likely 13% higher than it would have been if the coronavirus pandemic had never happened, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. Conservatively, that’s at least 224,173 deaths and probably as many as 279,700 deaths above what was expected, just for the first nine months of the year. That’s 24,000 to 79,000 extra fatalities above the number of deaths attributed to COVID-19. This article examines the data and statistical basis for calculating the indirect and direct deaths caused by the pandemic.

Keywords: Excess Deaths in the US in 2020

Affiliations:  1: Virginia Tech.

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