The underlying cause

Editor,
A recent letter, “Baffled...,” cited a link to an article, without stating what specifically the citation was for. I went to the article, and it concluded, “Had the CDC used the 2003 guidelines for reporting deaths, the total Covid-19 be [sic] approximately 16.7 times lower than is currently being reported.” Presumably this was the intent of the citation.
Robert Anderson, Chief, Mortality Statistics Branch, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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