The number of deaths in the U.S. from March to August exceeds expectations, two-thirds of which are caused by the epidemic

On October 12, local time, according to the latest research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, from March 1 to August 1, the number of deaths in the United States was 20% more than expected, and two-thirds of them were caused by the new crown epidemic. Caused.

The study was written by Dr. Stephen Woolf of the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine and his colleagues. They concluded: “The total number of deaths in the United States is very consistent every year, but between March 1 and August 1, At least 1,336,561 people died in the United States, a 20% increase from normal expectations.”

Among them, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts are the three states with the highest death rates, accounting for 30% of the estimated death toll in the United States, but the epidemics in these three states have been controlled in a relatively short period of time compared with other states. In this regard, the researchers said that compared with the sooner or later the epidemic was controlled, the time of reopening has affected the mortality rate to a certain extent. The states that opened earlier have experienced a longer period of expected deaths.

In addition, experts also analyzed that the higher-than-expected deaths cannot be entirely attributed to the new crown epidemic, and the number of deaths due to other diseases has also increased. The death rate from heart disease in the United States increased in the weeks from March 21 to April 11. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia mortality have also tripled. Via:  CCTV News Client (CCTV reporter Liu Xu)


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