© bluebay2014 – stock.adobe.com More than 2 million Americans who died in 2020 and 2021 might still be alive today if the United States had mortality rates equal to those of other developed nations .

A new study examined how many deaths might have been averted, based on the averages of age-specific mortality rates of 21 other wealthy countries. Researchers found excess deaths “surged” during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the U.S. death rate had been diverging from those of other nations for decades.

The authors said the number of “Missing Americans” tallied more than 1 million in 2020 and almost 1.1 […]

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