Lancet excess Iraqi deaths estimate likely accurate

In an article on, academics are backing a controversial estimate of Iraqi dead.

Dr David Rush, a professor and epidemiologist at Tufts University in Boston, said: “Over the last 25 years, this sort of methodolog [used in research published in Lancet estimating 655,000 excess Iraqi deaths since the U.S.-led invasion] has been used more and more often, especially by relief agencies in times of emergency.”

The research article includes an explanation of shortcomings of “passive methods” of estimating fatalities.

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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