What to Know About Excess Deaths in the U.S.

Deaths of Americans soared early in the pandemic, according to the ‘Washington Post’

Understanding the true Covid-19 death toll in the United States. The Washington Post reports that in the beginning of the pandemic, the U.S. recorded 15,400 excess deaths—the number beyond what would normally be expected for that time of year — which is nearly double as many deaths that were attributed to Covid-19 at the time. The deaths occurred during March and through April 4, when 8,128 coronavirus deaths were…

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