NY Times: True COVID Toll in the US has already Surpassed 200,000 dead

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NY 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.

When the coronavirus first took hold in the United States in March, the bulk of deaths above normal levels, or “excess deaths,” were in the Northeast, as New York and New Jersey saw huge surges.

The Northeast still makes up nearly half of all excess deaths in the country, though numbers in the region have drastically declined since the peak in April.

But as the number of hot spots expanded, so has the number of excess deaths across other parts of the country. Many of the recent coronavirus cases and deaths in the South and the West may have been driven largely by reopenings and relaxed social distancing restrictions.

ref: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/05/us/coronavirus-death-toll-us.html

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3 COMMENTS

  1. You can take anything the N.Y. Times prints to the bank as they’re the greatest news paper in the world.!
    These people never lie and never twist the truth, use hyperbole or sensationalist headlines.
    Nope. Between them and the WaPo, Americans can sleep at night knowing these two watch dogs of the media are on the job ferreting out the truth and factual information.
    Ignore the fact, they spewed the same lie and propaganda during the run up to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No need to fact check anything they printed about Ukraine, Libya or Syria either. Or Russia.
    In fact the MSM in America is the greatest in the world. Exemplary reporting, top notch, professional all the way.

    • REdfield needs to find some numbers but instead, despite having the president behind him, he talks out of his ass.