Boston U. study finds large undercount of COVID deaths in pro-Trump areas

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Tens of thousands of Covid-19 deaths are going unreported in the U.S., with far more missed in counties that strongly supported former President Trump, according to new research. The figures suggest that political leanings have helped suppress the true scale of deaths. In cases where the deceased didn’t have a Covid-19 test, a coroner or medical examiner has the freedom to interpret symptoms.

The true Covid-19 death toll is about 44% higher than official figures, according to this study. Other studies have also estimated undercounts of similar magnitude.

If your county coronor is a Trumper, then somehow grandpa just died of natural causes, not of the Democratic hoax. That fever, coughing, and host of awful symptoms was just natural stuff, buttercup.

 

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Tens of thousands of Covid-19 deaths are going unreported in the U.S., with far more missed in counties that strongly supported former President Trump, according to new research. The figures suggest that political leanings have helped suppress the true scale of deaths. In cases where the deceased didn’t have a Covid-19 test, a coroner or medical examiner has the freedom to interpret symptoms.

The true Covid-19 death toll is about 44% higher than official figures, according to this study. Other studies have also estimated undercounts of similar magnitude.

If your county coronor is a Trumper, then somehow grandpa just died of natural causes, not of the Democratic hoax. That fever, coughing, and host of awful symptoms was just natural stuff, buttercup.

Well thankfully he’s out and Biden is in. I’m loving Biden’s revolutionary new plan: masks and social distancing. We’ll have this thing licked in no time....

We need to just stick as many arms as possible as fast as possible with the vaccine and pray the newest strains don’t prove resistant. F prioritizing people.
 

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Tens of thousands of Covid-19 deaths are going unreported in the U.S., with far more missed in counties that strongly supported former President Trump, according to new research. The figures suggest that political leanings have helped suppress the true scale of deaths. In cases where the deceased didn’t have a Covid-19 test, a coroner or medical examiner has the freedom to interpret symptoms.

The true Covid-19 death toll is about 44% higher than official figures, according to this study. Other studies have also estimated undercounts of similar magnitude.

If your county coronor is a Trumper, then somehow grandpa just died of natural causes, not of the Democratic hoax. That fever, coughing, and host of awful symptoms was just natural stuff, buttercup.


There's a shit ton of noise and variability between counties, let alone states, let alone countries in terms of the way deaths are reported, safety measures, mutations, etc. That's why trying to measure this virus based on geography seems futile unless you have an agenda. Also from your link:

Some of these excess deaths are likely due to factors that were exacerbated by the pandemic, such as overdoses and suicide in response to isolation and economic hardship, or subpar health care in an overrun system.

The number of excess deaths, hospitalizations, etc. caused by lockdowns, discouragement of preventative care, delays in "elective" (terrible word) procedures, etc. will never truly be known, but it is clear that there are a significant number of these.
 
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