COVID-19: Making Excess Death Comparisons, CEBM

A lot of has been made of the excess mortality in the current COVID outbreak. To estimate the excess mortality, a count of deaths from all causes relative to what would normally be expected is required.The usual way to create excess mortality is to compare with the five-year average. Another way is to compare with a year where excess deaths occurred.
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