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France 2020 : 68 000 décès supplémentaires imputables à l’épidémie de Covid-19

Abstract : The number of deaths recorded in France in 2020 was up 55,000 from 2019, significantly less than the 68,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in 2020. This difference is due to the decline in other causes of death, such as influenza and road accidents. Other causes are also likely to have declined, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory failure. While some of the frail people suffering from these diseases have indeed died from COVID-19, they would have died in 2020 even without the pandemic, and their death would have been attributed to a different cause.
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Gilles Pison, France Meslé. France 2020 : 68 000 décès supplémentaires imputables à l’épidémie de Covid-19. Population et Sociétés, 2021, pp.1-4. ⟨10.3917/popsoc.587.0001⟩. ⟨hal-03187776⟩



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