JRL NEWSWATCH: “Russia’s excess mortality soars since start of pandemic” – Financial Times

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“FT analysis shows an additional 753,000 people have died during the pandemic compared with historical trends.”

“… The figure, used by demographers to measure the real impact of pandemics, covers … [the time frame up] to the end of September. … calculated … comparing total mortality figures collected by … Rosstat since the emergence of Covid 19, with historical trends. … [Based upon that data,] Russia [is] ranked second to the U.S. … [for the] absolute number of excess deaths[,] … third behind Peru and Bulgaria on a per capita basis. Excess deaths differ from official Covid-19-related figures published by [Russian] state agencies ….

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