Excess Deaths

About a week ago, @jeremy suggested a data science project: looking at excess deaths (2020 vs 2019).

Since the data for each country is on a separate website, in a different format, a usable dataset actually needs quite a bit of pre-processing. But such data would be incredibly valuable!

So I thought I would get started with a repo that collects this data and puts it in a standard format. So far, I’ve added deaths in the UK and the Netherlands. I’m planning to add more countries soon, but any help is appreciated (especially for non-English speaking countries).

The repo is here: https://github.com/kk1694/weekly_mort

If you know sources from other countries (national statistics bureaus), please let me know.

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