The official global Covid-19 death toll of around 4.22 million people is short by around 1 million fatalities, research by the Hebrew University suggests.

Inaccuracies in some countries and deliberate underreporting in others have combined to downplay the true figure, researchers said.

While this assertion is not unique, the work of economist Dr. Ariel Karlinsky and statistician Dr. Dmitry Kobak is the first time the theory has been peer-reviewed, The Times of Israel (ToI) reported.

The research examined excess deaths during the pandemic, compared to normal years, in around half the countries in the world.... Read More: i24