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Strengthening a Reliable Evidence Base for Monitoring the COVID-19 and Other Disasters

Dmitri A. Jdanov, Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Ainhoa Alustiza Galarza, Domantas Jasilionis, Inna Danilova, Karolin Kubisch

The project proposes a framework for monitoring short-term mortality fluctuations and the effectiveness of anti-epidemic measures. It relies on a transparent approach based on weekly excess deaths. The main outcome is a weekly and monthly mortality data series that is of high quality and comparable across time and space.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Aging, Mortality and Longevity, Data and Surveys

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Németh, L.; Jdanov, D. A.; Shkolnikov, V. M.:
PLoS One 16:2, e0246663–e0246663. (2021)    
Danilova, I. A.:
Demographic Review 7:1, 6–26. (2020)    
Leon, D. A.; Jarvis, C. I.; Johnson, A. M.; Smeeth, L.; Shkolnikov, V. M.:
medRxiv preprints. unpublished. (2020)    
Leon, D. A.; Shkolnikov, V. M.; Smeeth, L.; Magnus, P.; Pechholdová, M.; Jarvis, C. I.:
The Lancet 395:10234, e81–e81. (2020)
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