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Africa's COVID-19 statistics highlight bias in excess death modelling

Meagher, Kate (2023) Africa's COVID-19 statistics highlight bias in excess death modelling. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (11 May 2023). Blog Entry.

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Despite high levels of informality, Africa’s statistics on COVID-19 mortality have been paradoxically low in comparison to countries in the Global North. Examining studies that attribute low counts to poor statistical reporting, Kate Meagher argues that excess death estimates tell us more about the assumptions of the modellers than they do about the realities of COVID-19 in Africa.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2023 The Author
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2023 14:06
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:49

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