In Europe, Criteria for Calculating Covid-19 Deaths Differ by Country

Criteria differ by country and none is wholly accurate. France only enters data on those who die in hospitals, and Spain does not record untested deaths in nursing homes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rumors like these have multiplied in recent days on social media: "Germany and the Netherlands are hiding corpses under the carpet"; "in the United Kingdom, permission is sought from relatives of a deceased coronavirus patient to decide whether to include him/her in the official counting".

And many others circulate after the Netherlands' criticism of Spain, the controversy over coronabonds (a dispute over economic aid in the European Union) and . . .

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