Reply to: Concerns over calculating injury-related deaths associated with temperature

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R.M.P. and M.E. wrote the first draft of the paper. J.E.B., H.T.-W., V.K., R.T. and G.D. contributed to finalizing the paper.

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Correspondence to Majid Ezzati.

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M.E. reports a charitable grant from AstraZeneca Young Health Programme and personal fees from Prudential, all outside the submitted work; all other authors declare no competing interests.

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Parks, R.M., Bennett, J.E., Tamura-Wicks, H. et al. Reply to: Concerns over calculating injury-related deaths associated with temperature. Nat Med 26, 1827–1828 (2020).

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