Excess death gap widens between US and Europe

A new analysis shows that, compared to similarly high-income European countries, the U.S. continues to have substantially higher death rates at all but the oldest ages, resulting in more “excess deaths,” and this gap widened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrick Heuveline, of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), presents these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on March 29, 2023.

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