1. Carol Anderson Carol Anderson United States says:

    I read the link to the actual paper which was easier to read.  Still it seems to be misleading for a study about COVID..  The research compares the time period from July 2019 to July 2020 to previous 12 month periods July to July.  The pandemic did not begin for the world until mid March 2019.  They will need to compare from April 2019 to April 2020 to other previous 12 month periods for a better representation of a pandemic year compared to others.

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      Matt Huber Matt Huber Norway says:

      The pandemic started gradual so there will never be a right timeframe to count a pandemic year. You can count July to July or April to April, it would not matter. It is just important that one is consistent, and they are.

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