As o f Thursday, COVID-19 had killed 14,590 Texans.

That’s the official number. Experts tell us the actual number is higher. And the number of COVID-19-related deaths — deaths that aren’t attributed to the virus but wouldn’t have occurred without it — is higher still.

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune. This analysis originated at texastribune.com. Contact Ramsey at rramsey@texastribune.org.

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Bulldog

I would venture to guess those numbers a way lower due to the politicalization of this virus. The cost of shutting everything down has been way to costly to the American people. We don't shut the economy down for the flu or tuberculosis which kills tens of thousands Americans yearly.

natives5

Over 200k dead in the US in a matter of months with Covid. There are vaccinations for the flu and TB so there wouldn’t be a need to shut anything down.

Bulldog

Wrong. Biden said 200 million

natives5

Right. CDC says 200k. Not sure why you have to bring Biden in on this one.

Bulldog

Just telling you what your dear leader said

natives5

Biden is not the leader during the pandemic. Remember trump is the one who botched/failed the country with his lack of response.

Father of Six

94% of people dying from coronavirus had an underlying condition, most had more than one. People shouldn't be dying from Covid19 anymore.

Father of Six

Incomprehensible. 60,000 human lives are aborted, killed every year in Texas. I wonder what history will say about us? We thought the Romans and Huns were barbaric. We kill our own babies. That's incomprehensible Mr. Ramsey.

PJBM626

Stop the sensationalism. CDC websites states COVID only related deaths 6% of total. The remaining with Covid had 2.6 other illnesses

Ross where were you and the dem media with H1N1 ABC news said the actual deaths were 5 times reported. You dem propagandist were gone

This virus was biological warfare from China and possibly others involved. This is a man made virus, not from a bat.

Where’s is the dem media on holding communist China accountable??? Dead silence. It took 20’years for a cure for small pox and that was a horrific disease

The real truth here is you dem media type want this in the news for the election

Why no concern for tobacco deaths. Which are more, abortions or murder which is for more

natives5

You just can’t help but spread mistruths and conspiracies, can you PJBM? Smoking, abortion, and murder are choices one makes unlike catching the coronavirus.

Father of Six

Sorry Natives5 I got off track like I often accuse you of doing. Just had to address the hyperbole of "incomprehensible"! Mr. Ramsey chooses his incomprehensibility poorly.

natives5

Right or wrong, abortion is a choice made by the female. We don’t have a choice on whether or not we want coronavirus.

Father of Six

Right or wrong? Sorry but I don't understand that argument. Killing an unborn child out of convenience is wrong.

natives5

Why do you assume women have abortions out of “convenience”? You really think highly of women don’t you? No wonder why you support the president who also has little respect for women.

Father of Six

Because most abortions are out of convenience.

Father of Six

I love women, all women, born and unborn. Joe Biden sexually assaulted Tara Reade, why do support him?

natives5

Didn’t think you could get more ignorant, Fo6, yet you did...bravo.

AMP

The choice made by the Female, is to kill someone else!

natives5

And it’s her choice, whether or not you agree with it.

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