UW Study Suggests COVID-19 Mortality Rate Is Much Higher Than Originally Estimated
A new study from the University of Washington (UW) Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle estimates that more than 900,000 Americans have lost their lives due to SARS-CoV-2 during the global pandemic. The UW researchers compared the mortality rate from March to May 2020, with previous non-pandemic years. They took this excess mortality rate and considered additional mortality factors, adjusting the total. Study authors assert their calculations have produced a much more likely number of deaths directly attributed to COVID-19 compared to earlier estimates that were more than 50% lower. Click here to read more.