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'130,000 - 210,000 Avoidable COVID-19 Deaths - and Counting - in the U.S.'   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Overview: "This report looks at the staggering and disproportionate nature of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] fatalities in the United States, which now ranks first in the world in the total number of fatalities, to estimate how many deaths were 'avoidable.' With more than 217,000, lives lost, and a proportional mortality rate twice that of neighboring Canada and more than fifty times that of Japan -- a country with a much older population than the U.S. - the United States has turned a global crisis into a devastating tragedy. Through comparative analysis and applying proportional mortality rates, we estimate that at least 130,000 deaths and perhaps as many as 210,000 could have been avoided with earlier policy interventions and more robust federal coordination and leadership."

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2020-10-21
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National Center for Disaster Preparedness
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National Center for Disaster Preparedness: https://ncdp.columbia.edu/
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