Lancet redux II

Iraqbodycount has issued a press release commenting on the findings in the second Hopkins study into excess post-invasion mortality in Iraq. They don’t mention the discrepancy in violent/non-violent distribution of deaths from Lancet 1 to Lancet 2, but they do comment on 5 specific implications of the 655,000 point estimate for excess deaths found by Hopkins:

1 – On average, a thousand Iraqis have been violently killed every single day in the first half of 2006, with less than a tenth of them being noticed by any public surveillance mechanisms;

2 – Some 800,000 or more Iraqis suffered blast wounds and other serious conflict-related injuries in the past two years, but less than a tenth of them received any kind of hospital treatment;

3 – Over 7% of the entire adult male population of Iraq has already been killed in violence, with no less than 10% in the worst affected areas covering most of central Iraq;

4 – Half a million death certificates were received by families which were never officially recorded as having been issued;

5 – The Coalition has killed far more Iraqis in the last year than in earlier years containing the initial massive “Shock and Awe” invasion and the major assaults on Falluja.

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