The indirect effect of COVID-19 (2)

7 January, 2021

Dear Hajime, the graphics are a bit difficult to read (I had to look twice!) but I think they are comparing 2000 vs 2019 and they don't include data for 2020 - presumably we have to wait until next year for the 2020 data which will reflect the effects of Covid. The deaths from neonatal conditions has dropped in this time period:

"Neonatal conditions are ranked 5th. However, deaths from neonatal conditions are one of the categories for which the global decrease in deaths in absolute numbers over the past two decades has been the greatest: these conditions killed 2 million newborns and young children in 2019, 1.2 million fewer than in 2000"

Best wishes,


Dr Chris Paton, BMBS, BMedSci, MBA, FACHI, FFCI

Head, Global Health Informatics Group, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

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CHIFA Profile : Chris Paton is a Researcher at the Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK.