Covid-19: the deaths caused by the pandemic are many more than the official count
The number of deaths linked to COVID-19, and therefore the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, has always been underestimated even if used as indicators of the pandemic trend in various countries. In fact, a data used that even if it does not show the situation precisely is that of excess deaths compared to previous years. However, the latter presents problems as there are many other aspects to take into consideration.
According to new research, at the end of 2021 the number of deaths caused by Covid-19 would in fact be three times the current one. In place of being 5.9 million would result from over 18 million. To arrive at this figure, they took into consideration the more deaths than in previous years in 191 countries around the world.
Covid-19: the real number of deaths
The words of the researchers: “Our estimates of the excess mortality of Covid-19 suggest that the impact on mortality of the Covid-19 pandemic was more devastating than the situation documented by official statistics. Official statistics on reported deaths from Covid-19 provide only a partial picture of the true burden of mortality. While the official death toll of Covid-19 was 5.9 million between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021, the new study estimates that 18.2 million excess deaths occurred over the same period, suggesting that the full impact may have been greater. “
The countries that have contributed most to these numbers are three and it is not surprising. The first is India which would see 4 million deaths in excess compared to just over 500,000 officers. Considering what happened with the last wave, it doesn’t take experts to understand that this figure is not reasonable. Following are the United States with 1.13 million compared to almost one million official. The third country is there Russia with 1.07 million, just under triple the official numbers or 359,000.