More than 3 times as many people may have died around the world due to direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic than officially reported. The countries with the most excess deaths were India, with 4.07 million deaths; the US, with 1.13 million deaths; and Russia, with 1.07 million deaths

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Reminds me of the start of the pandemic when everyone was saying UK was doing a terrible job of controlling the pandemic. Turned out, they were just one of the few properly recording the numbers.


Like that it includes indirect, remember not having beds for non COVID patients when we needed them for others. I mean car accidents, strokes, chf was still here when covid was rampant. Some stayed in er for days waiting for a bed.


Also, the amount of people that became homeless, orphaned, or their lives broken due to the loss of a loved one.


When the largest hospital in our state set up ICU tents in the parking garage you know it’s bad. Ask any ICU nurse they will tell you how bad it was. Better yet check with ER nurses.


I suspect China has a few million based on intelligence feeds, but the world will never know. In the US roughly 2.2 to 2.4 million people die every year. So we are looking at less than 750k additional deaths per year from January 2020 through December 2021. That is ugly. The excess deaths are not solely from COVID infection but also suicides due to lockdown and substance abuse among other causes.