March 11, 2022
Public Health/Prevention
  • According to a new Lancet study, up to 18.2 million people likely died because of COVID-19 in the pandemic’s first two years, roughly three times more than the official death toll. The study points to a lack of testing and unreliable mortality data in some countries to explain the gap. Researchers said the excess deaths were likely a direct result of COVID-19, though some may have been tied to indirect causes like lack of health care access or drug overdose. (Articles here and here)