What is it about?
This study investigated the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on excess mortality in Thailand. It analyzed historical mortality data from 2015-2019 and age- and sex-specific mortality data from 2020-2021 to estimate excess mortality during the COVID-19 outbreak period. The study also examined demographic characteristics of excess mortality, such as age and gender, and the potential factors contributing to the increase in mortality.
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Why is it important?
This study provides insights into the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on excess mortality in Thailand. The findings could be used to inform public health policies and interventions to reduce the mortality burden of COVID-19. The study also sheds light on the demographic characteristics of excess mortality, such as age and gender, which can help policymakers target interventions for the most vulnerable populations. Additionally, the study highlights the potential indirect effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, such as the impact on the healthcare system and disruptions to treatment for other diseases. Understanding the full extent of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on mortality is essential to addressing the health and economic consequences of the pandemic.
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This page is a summary of: Estimation of Excess All-Cause Mortality Due to COVID-19 in Thailand, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, June 2022, MDPI AG,
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