Economist: ποιος είναι ο πραγματικός αριθμός των ατόμων που έχασαν τη ζωή τους από τον covid-19;

Officially, covid-19 has killed around 4.5m people. But according to our own model, that is a dramatic undercount: we estimate that the actual death toll is 15.2m people, and maybe as high as 18.1m.

The pandemic’s true death toll

Our daily estimate of excess deaths around the world

How many people have died because of the covid-19 pandemic? The answer depends both on the data available, and on how you define “because”. Many people who die while infected with SARS-CoV-2 are never tested for it and do not enter the official totals. Conversely, some people whose deaths have been attributed to covid-19 had other ailments that might have ended their lives in a similar timeframe anyway.