The True Coronavirus Toll in the U.S. Has Already Surpassed 200,000

Across the United States, at least 200,000 more people have died than usual since March, according to a New York Times analysis of estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is about 60,000 higher than the number of deaths that have been directly linked to the coronavirus.

More adults have died from dementia during the Covid-19 pandemic

More people have died from the pandemic than initially reported. Looking at the excess deaths in the US during the first five months of the Pandemic we find excess deaths as a result of heart disease, alzheimer's and dementia not directly related to coronavirus.

Covid-19 will end up as a Top 10 leading cause of death

Even though the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cannot start ranking leading causes of deaths until the end of the year — in order to get a full year's worth of data — statisticians at the agency told CNN they expect Covid-19 will end up among the Top 10 leading causes of death in the nation.

CDC Director Says There are More Suicides and Overdoses than COVID Deaths

Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield testified in a Buck Institute webinar that suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19. Redfield argued that lockdowns and lack of public schooling constituted a disproportionally negative impact on young peoples’ mental health.

When covid-19 deaths are analysed by age, America is an outlier

IT IS NOW well-known that, although covid-19 can strike even the very young, older folk face the greatest risk. In hard-hit rich countries, about 60% of all deaths from the disease are among people aged 80 and over. America, however, is an exception.

The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus

Latino and African-American residents of the United States have been
three times as likely to become infected as their white neighbors,
according to the new data, which provides detailed characteristics of
640,000 infections detected in nearly 1,000 U.S. counties.

Amnesty says coronavirus has killed at least 3,000 health workers

More than 3,000 healthcare workers are known to have died of the new coronavirus, according to Amnesty International, as it raises concerns about unsafe working conditions, low pay, long hours and violence against medical workers in some countries. In a new report published on Monday, the United Kingdom-based rights group said Russia at 545 had the highest numbers of healthcare worker deaths from COVID-19.

Mask wearing made COVID death rates 100 times lower than projected

“We looked at the data from 198 countries around the world, and we looked at mortality from coronavirus,” says lead author Christopher Leffler, a physician and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. “What we found is that the countries that introduced masks quickly—that is, before the outbreak had much of a chance to spread within their country—had a much lower mortality.”