Editor’s Note: After The News-Letter published this article on Nov. 22, it was brought to our attention that our coverage of Genevieve Briand’s presentation “COVID-19 Deaths: A Look at U.S. Data” has been used to support dangerous inaccuracies that minimize the impact of the pandemic. We decided on Nov. 26 to retract this article to stop the spread of misinformation, as we noted on social media. However, it is our responsibility as journalists to provide a historical record. We have chosen to take down the article from our website, but it is available here as more: jhunewsletter
BREAKING NEWS ALERT The state reported 18 new confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the Massachusetts death toll to 9,178. The number of confirmed cases of the disease reached 127,832, including 515 newly reported cases….more: bostonglobe
The number of migrants who died or went missing attempting to cross the Mediterranean fell by more than a quarter in 2018 over the previous year, to 2,262, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.
The number of migrants who arrived in Europe after surviving the sea crossing also dropped by roughly the same proportion last year to 113,482 after 172,301 in 2017, according to the UNHCR’s full-year figures….MORE: FRANCE24
When switching a lightbulb on, one usually does not think of how many people it kills by leaving the light on longer than necessary. Nevertheless, as with almost everything in our industrialized world, not much comes without the cost of human life….more: statista
Data Brief: Opioid1 ‐Related Overdose Deaths Among Massachusetts Residents: more: Mass,gov.AuG 2018