Covid-19 Just Passed Another Horrible Milestone in the U.S.

The covid-19 pandemic has just breezed through another ignoble milestone in the The viral disease has taken more American lives this year than almost all other leading causes—it ranks behind only heart disease and cancer.

Curated via Twitter from Gizmodo’s twitter account….

In 2017, the last year with fully available data, the third leading cause of death was accidents, thought to have killed 169,936 Americans; the fourth was chronic lower respiratory diseases, such as emphysema and asthma, with 160,201 attributed deaths.

According to data collected by the CDC, there have been around 220,000 excess deaths so far in 2020 relative to past years, or about 50,000 more than the official covid-19 death toll.

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