Dr. Meryl Nass: Thanks to many others for pointing me to these OECD data


You need to play with this yourself. You can look at ‘excess deaths’ by country, age group (I chose 0-44 years) and by year, and the chart gives you the excess (#more than the expected number) of deaths and percentage higher than normal, by week. You can then change the year for a comparison. I think these were the US numbers for 2022, and deaths seem to be increased by at least 25% over the baseline.


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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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