Wednesday , September 29 2021

Bloomberg: COVID-19 still kills more Americans from gunfire, car accidents and flu

Despite the fact that more than half of the U.S. population has been vaccinated against the coronavirus virus, COVID-19 still claims more lives than firearms, road accidents and flu combined. Bloomberg writes about this and cites data from the Centers for Disease Control, Johns Hopkins University and the National Road Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Mass vaccination of citizens has significantly improved the situation. If in January more than 3,000 people died from COVID-19 every day, then in June – an average of 337 people a day. And if at the beginning of the year the corona virus was the leading cause of death in the United States, ahead of traditional leaders (cardiovascular disease and cancer), then in June it returned to third place in the cause of death ranking. Of Americans. However, according to average historical data on the number of deaths from gunshot wounds, road accidents and the flu virus, 306 people in the United States die daily from them – still less than COVID-19.

For the purpose of its calculations, Bloomberg took the average mortality rate from influenza in the period between 2010 and 2020, and for all other causes of death (except COVID-19) – data for 2019.

Kirill Sarkniants