All-cause mortality in US soars 23% in 9-month period, largely due to COVID-19

In the United States, excess deaths increased 22.9% between March 1, 2020, and Jan. 2, 2021, an increase that “far exceeds annual increases observed in recent years” of 2.5% or less, data in JAMA show.
Researchers attributed 72.4%, or 522,368, of the excess deaths during the study period to COVID-19.
Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH, a professor of family medicine and director of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Center on Society and Health, and colleagues analyzed mortality data from 2014 to 2019 to forecast the number of expected (Read more...)

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