Covid, stats and the Italy anomaly

“Why have so many coronavirus patients died in Italy?

The country’s high death toll is due to an ageing population, overstretched health system and the way fatalities are reported”

“But Prof Ricciardi added that Italy’s death rate may also appear high because of how doctors record fatalities. 


“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.”

— The Telegraph


Does this sound like the controversy involving Puerto Rico and the reported hurricane death toll?


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