U.S. Traffic Deaths Up During Pandemic Even Though Mileage Down -Data

Deaths up 10.5% in first three months of 2021 despite a 2.1 drop in miles driven. Months ago, Ryan Cristian of The Last American Vagabond predicted that we would see an increase in fatalities from auto and other types of accidents. He hypothesized that vaccinated people would experience blackouts, convulsions, etc. and that this would result in what some call “vaxicents”. I don’t think I can prove it, but I strongly suspect this is a big reason for the increase in accidents.

U.S. traffic deaths up during pandemic even though mileage down -data | Reuters

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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