The Daily Beast reports:
The computational biologists at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle crunched COVID-19 stats from all over the world, charted the trends and concluded that as many as 9.7 million people could die by late September. If the trend line continues, COVID-19 could kill 20 million by 2023, according to IHME’s model.
The IHME, like many health-data brokers, assumes that the current official death toll of 3.7 million represents a major undercount.
After looking at death rates in many countries and U.S. states and comparing them to previous years’ death stats, IHME concluded that 8.1 million people have died of COVID-19 so far. American authorities have been undercounting COVID-19 deaths by nearly 60 percent, according to the group.
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If you live in the United States, you could be forgiven for thinking the novel-coronavirus pandemic is almost over. But beyond the borders of the U.S. and a few other wealthy countries, the situation couldn’t be more different. https://t.co/chX02bJax6
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 14, 2021