Early Warnings of Increased Non-Covid Mortality in 2020
Below is a presentation and an email that I wrote to a lawmaker in my state in October of 2020. I was disturbed by the signals of excess deaths I was seeing in younger age groups (25-44yrs) that were not attributable to Covid. My conscience drove me to at least try to inform someone with some degree of influence over State Government Policy about this, as it reflected a growing concern I had that our policy response could cause just as much damage as the virus itself.
homicides, and other mortality related not to the virus but to the secondary effects of how we responded to it, I am re-printing here for posterities’ sake.
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