by Damjan Tutarkov
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report Wednesday on the COVID-19 mortality rate in the U.S. that shows the scope of the negative impact COVID-19 lockdown measures have had on the younger population.
“From January 26, 2020, through October 3, 2020, an estimated 299,028 more persons than expected have died in the United States,” the report states.
From January 26 through October 3, the CDC report states, the “average percentage change in deaths” was largest among young adults aged 25-44 and signified an increase (26.5%) compared to previous years.
“Although more excess deaths have occurred among older age groups, relative to past years, adults aged 25–44 years have experienced the largest average percentage increase in the number of deaths from all causes from late January through October 3, 2020,” according to the report.