What is driving all cause excess mortality?

Dominic Harrison
2022 The BMJ (British Medical Journal)  
What is driving all cause excess mortality? Omicron is likely to generate more avoidable deaths from non-covid causes than from covid, a risk that has not been communicated clearly, writes Dominic Harrison Dominic Harrison professor and director of public health and wellbeing 1 The first purpose of using non pharmaceutical interventions to control the spread of an infectious disease is to ensure that the health and care system is not overwhelmed. This is critical to avoiding loss of capacity to
more » ... deliver urgent life-saving treatment for all causes of avoidable mortality.
doi:10.1136/bmj.o100 pmid:35031539 fatcat:cideu7c2wbdyhedmmbmfnm6pma