578,555 people have died from COVID-19 in the US, or maybe it's 912,345 – here's why it's hard to count
By Ronald D. Fricker Jr., Professor of Statistics and Senior Associate Dean, Virginia Tech
Record-keepers have a pretty good sense of how many people have died. But figuring out the cause of those deaths is a lot trickier – and that's why reasonable modelers can disagree.
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- Monday, May 24, 2021