So how did the 25-to-50 death count in Puerto Rico get to 2,975?
Well....this is an interesting little story. The George Washington University public health school.....did a 'independent study' to reach the conclusion that the total number between September 2017 to Feb 2018.....was 2,975.
Actual names and death certificates? Well....NO.
They simply did a statistical average and arrived at a nice round number of 2,975.
Could another university do the same independent study and arrive at 4,080 or 2,088? Yes. That's the amusing part of the story.
So it's a college thesis project that got sucked into some national news story? More or less.
Is this even worth discussing? Not really.