Excess mortality and COVID-19

Some have worried that COVID-19 cases are being over diagnosed. This almost certainly isn’t true. A useful tool is the excess mortality tracker that measures how many more deaths there ate currently compared to past years.

I’ve posted on this before, but there’s now a running total tracker here.

It’s interesting because you can see what percent of deaths are NOT being caught in the stats. If you don’t think these are largely COVID-19, we need to figure out what else they could be.

Unfortunately, there is no Canadian specific data there. StatsCan says that they don’t yet have the data. But even from preliminary data we can see that in much of the world, it is not rosy.