Highly Vaccinated Germany Sees 20% to 28% Increase Deaths Compared to Prior Years

According to an extrapolation by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), 92,295 people died in Germany in November 2021. This figure is 20% above the mean (median) value for 2017 to 2020 for this month (+15,612 cases). This is the result of a special evaluation of the preliminary death case numbers. Due to an extrapolation procedure of incomplete reports, the first death case numbers for Germany can be published after about one week. In the 48th calendar week (from November 29 to December 5), the figures were 28% higher than the mean value for previous years.

https://www.destatis.de/DE/Themen/Querschnitt/Corona/Gesellschaft/kontextinformationen-gesellschaft.html

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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