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Census Bureau: COVID drove largest spike in U.S. deaths in a century
March 25, 2022 - 7:19 am

COVID-19 drove the largest death spike in a century, with 535,000 more deaths in 2020 than in 2019, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau data.

Why it matters: The new data shows how profoundly the pandemic has impacted the U.S. population, as Americans died or fled cities for the sanctuary of cheaper or less populous areas.

Source: Axios

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