Re: What's Going on in the Americas? Reply #1475 – 2021-12-25, 17:51:13 Quote from: midnight raccoon on 2021-12-25, 17:36:47Meanwhile, despite the anti-mask/anti-vax crowd's claim to the contrary, the current death toll is undercounted . Note this has been known since last March, at the minimum.Also note what I posted in April of last year when Belgium seemed to be doing worse than most other countries: https://dndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=163.msg83914#msg83914QuoteIt gives a distorted picture, because in most countries suspected cases are not taken into account at all. Belgium is therefore "first and foremost in terms of transparency", according to virologist Steven Van Gucht of the National Crisis Centre this week. The preliminary figures of mortality, the number of people who died compared to normal expectations, seem to confirm that the country is not in fact doing worse than other countries.[…]But scientists are not planning to change their way of counting for the time being. Virologist Van Gucht is clear about in Het Nieuwsblad : "From the skewed international ranking we don't care - crudely put - about a whistle. According to him, this way of counting is the best way to quickly identify any problems and then make adjustments.