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Mabus asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

The Lancet Report?

The Lancet Report that came out recently estimated that 655,000 iraqis have died as a result of the war by using the increases in the death rate to calculate how many more people have been dying since 2003. But there is a problem with this methodology; the sanctions imposed on Iraq were killing about 200,000 people a year by block food, medical supplies, ect. After the invasion, those sanctions ended, meaning the base death rate in Iraq would have reduced by 200,000 a year.

Does anybody know if the Lancet correct there calculations for those figres somehow? And if not, would that mean the actual number of Iraqis killed by the war is actualy 1,255,000?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Lancet report was done by a team from Johns Hopkins University, one of the premier universities in the world.

    I think they've taken everything into account.

  • 1 decade ago

    Many orginizations and smart individuals have condemned the report for being biased and inacurate. Just because it was done by a big name school doesn't mean its accurate. To believe something only becase of who says it is ignorance at its worst.

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