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Covid-19 Deaths: A Look at U.S. Data

About 6 months of 2020 weekly US death data is analysed for the effects of the leading causes of death in 2020 as compared to previous years.

This was a webinar by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Advanced Academic Programs, a friendly conversation on a morose topic on November 11, 2020. This presentation was led by Dr. Genevieve Briand, MS in Applied Economics Assistant Program Director. Genevieve went over where the data could be accessed and downloaded. Together with her, event attendees were invited to think critically about the data presented. This webinar looked at very simple statistics; nonetheless, it shed light on the COVID-19 situation.

Dr. Genevieve Briand found that there is no real significant rise in total deaths nor in the fraction of any age category in the US for 2020. The following are her conclusions for total deaths compared to COVID-19 deaths in 2020.