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Counts based on death certificates underestimate COVID-19 mortality rates
Researchers suggest ways to address challenges associated with measuring direct and indirect deaths attributable to COVID-19 pandemic
Estimating deaths from COVID-19 based on death certificate data significantly underestimates the true mortality rate of the pandemic. Authors from Stanford University School of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Medical School describe how methods used to assess death tolls from disasters and other pandemics can be used to provide a more accurate picture of COVID-19 death rates now and moving forward. This means