Source: Health Feedback
IFCN fact checker Health Feedback reviewed the following claim: “U.S. mortalities this year are not materially different from the previous 5 years”
Health Feedback rated this claim as Inaccurate. Below is a summary of their findings.
Excess mortality is a measure of how many more deaths have occurred over a period of time as compared to the same period in previous years. During the first 34 weeks of 2020, 280,000 more people died than during the first 34 weeks of any of the five previous years. From March to August 2020, the number of weekly deaths was consistently higher compared to the weekly deaths of any of the previous five years. The 280,000 excess deaths that occurred in 2020 thus far are likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Weekly number of deaths from all causes. Red curve: Weekly number of deaths from all causes for 2020. Black curve: Average weekly number of deaths from all causes for the years 2015 to 2019. The grey area represents the range of values taken by the individual weekly number of deaths for each year.
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