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Why Cause-of-Death Stats Aren't as Reliable as the CDC Wants You to Think

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05/29/2021Ryan McMaken

Like any other piece of aggregate government data, cause-of-death data is used to justify new government interventions and policies. But there are good reasons to suspect there are many problems in compiling and auditing this data.

Original Article: "Why Cause-of-Death Stats Aren't as Reliable as the CDC Wants You to Think"

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