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  1. “Italy has the second oldest population in the world” – true, but it’s all pretty marginal. It’s not that different from most European countries, and certainly not enough to account for an apparent order of magnitude difference in death rates. I’ morally certain it’s the statistics, the Italians may be undercounting cases; they’re certainly overcounting deaths.

  2. My pal The Retired Epidemiologist says that (in the long ago) one of his projects was stymied by idiosyncratic data from Italy. He investigated: at that time cause of death in Italy was recorded by either (i) a doctor, or (ii) a nurse, or (ii) the deceased’s family.

    It seems they’ve changed the system?

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