A Really Good Explanation of the CDC Mortality Data Debacle

Alexandra Sifferlin
Medium Coronavirus Blog
2 min readSep 2, 2020

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One of my favorite sources for Covid-19 data and analysis is the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Their colleagues run one of the most popular dashboards for Covid-19 tracking, and their newsletter is a good distillation of what the latest coronavirus data suggests about case, hospitalization, and death trends. Today the team shared a really good explanation of the inaccurate claim that the CDC was misrepresenting data on the deaths from Covid-19. I am sharing it here, and you can check out their work here.

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Alexandra Sifferlin
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that