International Comparability

How do countries count deaths with COVID-19?

As the pandemic progresses, journalists and the public compare COVID-19 deaths between countries.

This article discusses the problems of international comparisons in statistics. I also went on a podcast to talk about COVID-19 death statistics.

Death counts

News organisations claimed the UK has the highest COVID-19 death toll in Europe. This claim appears in Reuters, Daily Mirror, The Guardian, and elsewhere.