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Estimating deaths

Robin Mejia, PhD candidate, biostatistics | July 25, 2013

Last month, the UN announced that the conflict in Syria has killed at least 92,901 people. The number has been widely picked up. Yet many reports miss how crucial the “at least” really is. 92,901 is the number of confirmed deaths – that is, a count. Mostly likely, considerably more people have died. Soon, the … Continue reading »