Observed Decrease in U.S. Child Mortality During the COVID-19 Lockdown of 2020

Overview: Death certificate data, corrected for recent under-reporting, reveals a 10-20% decrease in weekly deaths compared to seasonal norms commencing in early March, 2020. This date coincides with the widespread closing of public schools. It is hypothesized that a decrease in traffic accidents is the most likely explanation for the decrease, a conclusion which would … Continue reading Observed Decrease in U.S. Child Mortality During the COVID-19 Lockdown of 2020