The COVID pandemic caused excess mortality in Israel – an epidemiological term used to measure increased mortality beyond what could have been expected under normal conditions – to increase by some 10 percent in 2020, according to a study by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. At the same time, the findings of the research, conducted by Professor Alex Weinreb, showed that excess mortality from COVID in Israel was lower than might have been expected, given the population's age structure and patterns of coronavirus infection among Israelis. KAN reporter Naomi Segal heard more about the study from Prof. Avi Weiss, President of the Taub Center, and a professor of economics at Bar-Ilan University.