According to a study published on the same day, the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in the United States from March to may may may be significantly higher than official statistics, Reuters reported on July 1. According to the report, this is partly due to differences in reports at the national level.The report said the project was jointly funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and private foundations.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, the National Center for Health Statistics in the United States reported 781,000 deaths, including all causes, in March, April and May ,12,2,300 more than the historical average for the same period.
But the official death toll from the new coronavirus in March May was 95235, 28% less than the above-mentioned extra deaths, the study said. The number of deaths, including "possible" deaths from the new coronavirus, was higher, at 103649, according to Reuters.
The Reuters said that novel coronavirus pneumonia deaths were not reported in many of the homes, or those attributed to pneumonia deaths rather than new crown pneumonia.
Professor Daniel Weinberger of the Yale School of Public Health, the lead author of the study, said :" The cause of death identified on the death certificate is not accurate ."
"It's possible that someone has a new crown and then pneumonia, so pneumonia is listed as the cause of death. Another agency may list the new crown as the cause of death. " He added, "determining the cause of a person's death varies greatly from person to person and from institution to institution."
The report also said that the death toll in some states of the United States may be underestimated before a comprehensive new coronavirus test is carried out. It is also worrisome that the unemployment caused by the epidemic may increase the risk of suicide and drug abuse.