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Antonio Rinaldi

How do deaths go up with more testing?


AR: Deaths like cases are confirmed by a positive coronavirus test. No test, no confirmed Covid death. This is why in most countries, Covid deaths are not sufficient to explain all excess deaths. (Also, recall the nursing homes in the UK and US that were forced to take sick patients and not to test them.)

Bill Seely

So it is not death itself, but death attribution that is affected by testing.

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