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Estimating excess mortality

Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics Jon Wakefield is a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Mortality Assessment. In this role he, along with biostatistics PhD student Serge Aleshin-Guendel, developed a model to estimate excess mortality in Europe and the Americas in 2020, to inform the true COVID-19 death toll in these regions.

A recently released report outlines the model and provides estimates for Europe and the Americas. Work continues and additional results will be reported to the United Nations General Assembly in September.

Photos of Jon Wakefield and Serge Aleshin-Guendel
Jon Wakefield                                                              Serge Aleshin-Guendel