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Thursday July 2nd, 2020 morning edition

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Meaning Official tallies of deaths due to COVID-19 underestimate the full increase in deaths associated with the pandemic in many states.

The number of excess all-cause deaths was 28% higher than the official tally of COVID-19–reported deaths during that period.

There was substantial variability between states in the difference between official COVID-19 deaths and the estimated burden of excess deaths.

Questions have been raised about the reported tallies of deaths related to COVID-19 in the United States.

Some officials have raised concerns that deaths not caused by the virus were improperly attributed to COVID-19, inflating the reported tolls.

The excess deaths methodology has been used to quantify official undercounting of deaths for many pathogens, including pandemic influenza viruses and HIV.7-9.

In this study, we estimate the excess deaths due to any cause in each week of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States. »

Putin declared triumphant in referendum allowing him to rule until 2036 – five hours before polls close

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Oiled by the Kremlin’s election machine, the result of Vladimir Putin’s vote on constitutional reform – one that would allow him to rule until 2036 – was never in doubt.

They projected 70 per cent and 76 per cent respectively, also before the end of polling.

In his address to the nation on Tuesday, Mr Putin made no mention of the all-important clause on term limits. »

Trump again claims coronavirus is ‘going to just disappear’ as US sees record number of new cases

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Donald Trump has repeated a claim that the coronavirus is going to “just disappear”, as the United States announced a record number of new cases.

I think that at some point that’s going to, sort of, just disappear – I hope,” Mr Trump told Fox Business on Wednesday.

More than 48,000 coronavirus cases were announced across the country on Tuesday, the highest daily number since the outbreak began. »

Mass. reports zero new coronavirus deaths for the first time in months

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The number of deaths announced, which reflects the number reported to the state as of 10 a.m. each day, can swing dramatically from day to day.

Meanwhile, the state also reported 114 new coronavirus cases — 73 confirmed and 41 probable — in Massachusetts, bringing that total tally to 108,882.

The state also reported that 5,813 new individuals had been given the coronavirus test, bringing the total number of individuals tested to 842,960. »