The new study found large, unaccounted mortality due to an increase in covid

According to a paper released this week, U.S. During March-July 2020, thousands of additional deaths occurred.

A Virginia Commonwealth University study published Monday found that COVID was listed as the cause of only 67 percent more deaths between March and August 1 of this year.

The study also found that a total of 225,530 people had died as of August 1, compared to the forecast for 2020, based on previous years and population trends. It was not an account to the point where about 75,000 died.

On September 22, 200,000 people passed by the American officer COVID-19.

The lead author of the study and a professor at the University of Virginia Commonwealth, Dr. Steven Wolfe TPM. The majority of the deaths identified in the study were either caused by the virus or those that “died from disruptions caused by the epidemic,” he said.

Although the study found that in the first five months of the epidemic, Covid-1 nationals accounted for two-thirds of all national deaths, the discrepancy at the state level was very long.

In Arizona, for example, which saw an estimated 7,471 more deaths than in the year without an epidemic as of August 1, only 53 percent of the deaths were attributed to COVID-19. Similarly, only 56 percent of Texas’ 17,772 more deaths are attributed to Covid-19, the study found.

Wolfe said the gap could be for a variety of reasons, noting that for the period following New York City’s deadliest spring outbreak, “there was a backfill process where a large gap appeared. COVID deaths and more deaths. “

He added that looking at the same period in New York City, local authorities had improved the ies so that deaths in five boroughs from 0 to 100 percent were now attributed to Covid-1.

Wolfe added that the discrepancy raises other issues, including limited public health resources and deaths due to disruptions caused by epidemics. The Houston Chronicle reported in August Gust that the true number of epidemics is higher than that recorded by the state on its death certificates; Wolfe also did not rule out that possibility.

Research also reflects different approaches to virus management.

New York City, which faced a major upheaval in late March but implemented long-term repression policies, “returned to the baseline in May” for more deaths.

But the previously revealed “additional deaths by the summer have experienced a more prolonged increase,” the study found.

Wolfe added that the study also identified a national increase in deaths from heart disease and Alzheimer’s and dementia; It is unclear whether it is due to a virus or some other cause of the epidemic.