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David Oliver: Mistruths and misunderstandings about covid-19 death numbers

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 12 February 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n418

A key sentence was omitted from the original version of this article (BMJ 2021;372:n352, doi:10.1136/bmj.n352). We have corrected the online version to include the following finding in paragraph 6: “In 90% of certificates where covid-19 is recorded, it does so in part 1 as the cause contributing directly to death.”

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