Death tolls of COVID-19: Where come the fallacies and ways to make them more accurate

  title={Death tolls of COVID-19: Where come the fallacies and ways to make them more accurate},
  author={Timothy P. H. Lin and Kelvin H. Wan and Suber S. Huang and Jost B. Jonas and David S C Hui and Dennis Shun-Chiu Lam},
  journal={Global Public Health},
  pages={1582 - 1587}
ABSTRACT The death toll of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) sparked much controversy since its advent in December 2019. Underestimation because of under testing and deaths happening outside the hospitals were important causes. Bold revisions of the diagnostic criteria leading to dramatic changes in death tolls by different governments were observed in attempts to generate more accurate estimates. On the other hand, the influence, censorship and manipulation on case and death data from… 
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