IHME is an independent health research organization that provides comparable measures of world health issues, and the White House has cited this paper in the past.
Mexico City (apro). -The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME, acronym in English) of the University of Washington announced that the death toll from the covid-19 pandemic is more than twice the number of deaths officially reported in the world. He added that the special situation in Mexico In this case, the death toll is estimated to be about 617,000, which is twice the officially recognized death toll.
According to IHME analysis released by Reuters, covid-19 has caused nearly 6.9 million deaths on the planet, more than twice the number of registered people. He said the difference is that most countries only record those patients who have been infected in hospitals or have been diagnosed.
As of May 3, in Mexico, health authorities have reported 217,000 694 deaths, and IHME estimates that 617,000 127 covid-19 deaths have actually occurred in the country, even above Brazil.
IHME is an independent health research organization that provides comparable measures of world health issues, and the White House has cited this paper in the past. Public health officials are paying close attention to their reports.
According to IHME, the death rate of covid-19 is closely related to the number of tests in a country.
Christopher Murray, director of the Institute of Health Measurement and Evaluation, said in a briefing with reporters: “If you don’t do a lot of testing, you may miss the death of COVID.”
IHME calculates the total number of deaths from COVID-19 by comparing expected deaths from all causes with the actual total number of deaths caused during the pandemic based on pre-pandemic trends.
The report only includes deaths directly caused by the virus, not deaths caused by the pandemic that caused damage to the health system and communities.
Murray said: “Many countries have made great efforts to measure the number of victims of the pandemic, but our analysis shows how difficult it is to accurately track new and rapidly spreading infectious diseases.”