Skip to content
CSDE News & Events

Wakefield Highlighted in UW Today for Work on Controversial WHO COVID Mortality Estimates

Posted: 8/18/2022 (CSDE in the News and Demography News)

UW Today recently highlighted CSDE Affiliate Jon Wakefield‘s contribution to the World Health Organization’s collaborative work estimating excess deaths attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also covered in the New York Times, the country-level estimates have had a massive media response for discrepancies with nationally-reported estimates in some countries. Despite this response, Wakefield emphasizes in his interview with UW his experience in the field and the team’s ongoing mission to improve model estimates. In tandem to the media response, academics and statisticians around the world have provided feedback and constructive criticism that Wakefield and the WHO team are taking into account as they seek to continually improve their model and the integrity of its estimates.

Read Full Article