Mortality rate rose 15.9% in 2020 and 5% of all COVID death certificates listed virus as only cause

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published two new reports on the extent to which COVID-19 contributed to U.S. deaths in 2020.  In one of the studies, researchers found that the virus caused the U.S. mortality rate to rise nearly 16 percent. They also determined that COVID killed 91.5 out of every … Read more

Will US COVID-19 mortality catch up to surging cases?

Daily coronavirus fatality rates in the US remain a fraction of what they were in the deadly spring peak, even as cases climb to levels not seen since August, and well above infection rates from March to May. In fact, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that excess fatalities … Read more