States with high COVID-19 death rates also saw high mortality from other causes

During the first year of the pandemic, states in the U.S. with high rates of death from COVID-19 saw significant increases in other causes of death, too, including cardiovascular disease, dementia, diabetes, and influenza. That’s according to findings from the University of Pennsylvania, Boston University, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published recently in the journal PLOS ONE.

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