U.S. Pandemic-Related Deaths Undercounted, Study Finds

Total could reach 400,000 this year as mental health concerns grow

Twenty thousand chairs, each representing 1,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Credit: The Washington Post / Getty Images

The U.S. death toll from Covid-19 so far reflects only about two-thirds of the excess deaths the country has seen this year, a new study finds. The rest are thought to be a mix of Covid-19 deaths that were not counted as such, due to miscoding or delays in…




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Robert Roy Britt

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Independent health & science journalist writing motivationally about the science of physical health & mental wellness. Former editor-in-chief of LiveScience.

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