Yesterday at the debate, President Trump mentioned that the United States is turning a corner in the fight against Covid-19. Immediately, the left wing Marxist media pooh-poohed the idea by citing the higher number of infections.
Hello ! What is the measure of the undesirable outcome, infection rate or mortality rate?
If it is mortality rate, then the Centre for Communicable Diseases publishes an excellent resource which measures the Excess deaths due to Covid under the “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report“.
And it clearly shows on page the Excess deaths, which means “Excess deaths are typically defined as the number of persons who have died from all causes, in excess of the expected
number of deaths for a given place and time” i.e. controlling for all factors are flat compared to last year.
Covid Excess Deaths are Flat
This report compares excess deaths across a whole set of demographics. Covid related excess deaths spiked in the March – May, with a second spike in Jul – Aug, but from September, it is brought down to 0.
Here is a breakdown of excess deaths by demographic age group
Read the Report!