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Context : Many have accused David Leonhardt of undermining pandemic precautions in support of returning to business as usual, despite the science and data that show Covid-19 infections are not slowing down. In this report, Leonhardt claimed Omicron wouldn't cause more deaths than Delta.

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    Omicron Is Milder (The New York Times)
    David Leonhardt / Jan. 5, 2022
    Claim :

    But the increase in deaths is unlikely to be anywhere near as large as the increase last summer, during the Delta wave.

    Disposition : False
    Findings :

    A new study by investigators at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and Harvard shows the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus caused more excess deaths in just eight weeks than the Delta variant caused in its entire 23-week outbreak.


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