NEW STUDY: US Mortality Rate 26% Higher Than Pre-Pandemic Levels for Working-Age Adults

Since the start of the pandemic, the death rate from all causes for younger adults has risen by a percentage larger than that of the death rate from all causes for the elderly.

“All of this suggests that large and sustained changes in living habits designed to avoid a single virus had not only ‘economic’ opportunity costs, but also cost a shockingly large number of young lives. At the monetary value of a statistical life used in government cost-benefit analysis, the non-Covid excess deaths amount to a loss of well over $1 trillion.”

Article: @UngaTheGreat

This Was Never About Saving Lives: Restrictive Public Health Lockdowns Likely Caused 170,000+ NON-Covid Excess Deaths Among Working-Age Americans, New Study Shows


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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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