Possibly 130,000 deaths from Covid-19 in Mexico

by nicatnit, Saturday, September 05, 2020, 09:35 (24 days ago) @ midalake

It’s hard to make sense of any of the numbers. You state the number is the US at 190,000 is low. How can you possibly know? The Covid-19 coding in hospitals comes with a financial incentive in the US, so an argument can be made that the number of deaths is overstated. Also, people can and do die everyday in nursing homes of many many other causes, but right now Covid has become the go to cause of death. But what is the point of arguing about the numbers. To me the numbers are all about politics and proving how bad the response is, whether it be the US or Mexico or any other country for that matter.
The truth is there is no way to know what these numbers mean, but what matters is reducing the spread of the virus while we wait for vaccines to become available.

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