Excess Deaths Usually Don't Change Much. They Rose 23% in 2020

Excess Deaths Usually Don't Change Much. They Rose 23% in 2020
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Extended surges in the South and West in the summer and early winter of 2020 resulted in regional increases in excess death rates, both from COVID-19 and from other causes, a 50-state analysis of excess death trends has found. Virginia Commonwealth University researchers’ latest study notes that Black Americans had the highest excess death rates per capita of any racial or ethnic group in 2020.

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