2021 will be the deadliest year in American history, and new data and research provide more insight into the nature of crime.
The main reason for the rise in death? COVID-19, said Robert Anderson, who oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s work on death rates.
The industry slowly changed its death toll this month. It was reported that there were 3,465 million deaths last year, or about 80,000 more than the 2020 record.
In the first year of last year, some experts thought 2021 would not be as good as the first year of the epidemic – partly due to the availability of COVID -19 vaccines. .
“We were wrong, however,” said Noreen Goldman, a Princeton University researcher.
The death toll of COVID -19 has risen by 2021 – to more than 415,000, from 351,000 a year earlier – as new coronavirus strains emerge and many Americans have denied the allegations. or hesitating to wear masks, experts say.
The coronavirus is not just wrong. Preliminary CDC data also showed a slight increase in pure death from cancer, and the numbers continued to rise for diabetes, chronic liver disease, and stroke.
The mortality of drug overdose has increased. The CDC does not have a figure for 2021 overdose deaths, as it can take weeks of lab work and testing to identify them. But the latest data as of October shows the nation is going to see about 105,000 overdose deaths by 2021 – up from 93,000 a year ago.
A new study on Tuesday showed a huge jump in overdose deaths among 14- and 18-year-olds.
That’s a total of the last ten years, about 500 a year, according to a paper published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. They nearly doubled in 2020, to 954, and researchers estimate the number reached about 1,150 last year.
Joseph Friedman, a UCLA researcher and lead author of the paper, called the spike “unknown.”
Those juvenile overdose deaths account for only about 1% of the U.S. total. But young people have seen a much higher increase than the general population, despite research showing drug use among young people.
Experts said the spike was in fentanyl, a deadly drug that has been cut into heroin for several years. Nowadays, it is printed in counterfeit drugs just like the drugs used by teenagers sometimes.
The number of U.S. deaths increases each year as the U.S. population grows. But 2020 and 2021 saw spectacular jumps in death rates and numbers, depending on the disease.
Such deaths affect life expectancy – a measure of the average number of years a baby is expected to live a certain age.
With all the differences, the life expectancy of the U.S. depends on it each year. But the CDC’s life expectancy for 2020 is around 77 years – more than a year and a half lower than it will be in 2019.
The CDC has not released its estimates for 2021. But Goldman and other researchers have made their own estimates, which are reflected in unpublished papers to review. Shared by friends.
Those researchers believe that America’s life expectancy has dropped by five to six months in 2021 – returning to about 20 years ago.
The loss of two years of life expectancy in the past two years is “a mammoth,” Goldman said.
One study looked at mortality data in the US and 19 top countries. The US is much better.
“What has been done in the U.S. is less about diversity than the high level of resistance to disease and public rejection of practices, such as masking. and orders, to reduce viral transmission, “said one of the authors, Drs. Steven Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University, spoke in a statement.
Some experts doubt that life expectancy will increase anytime soon. They are concerned about long-term exposure to COVID-19 that could prolong the mortality of people with health problems.
Initially – and incomplete – CDC data shows there were about 805,000 U.S. deaths in the first three months of this year. It is below the same period last year, but higher than the forecast period in 2020.
“We’re probably going to end up with a‘ new standard ’that’s a lot higher than before,” Anderson said.
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