Bloomberg: COVID-19 Still Kills More Americans Than Gunfights, Traffic Accidents and Flu

Despite the fact that more than half of the US population has been vaccinated against coronavirus infection, COVID-19 still claims more lives than firearms, car accidents and the flu combined. Bloomberg writes about this, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control, Johns Hopkins University and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Mass vaccination of citizens has significantly improved the situation. If in January more than 3 thousand people died from COVID-19 every day, then in June – an average of 337 people a day. And if at the beginning of the year the coronavirus was the main cause of death in the United States, ahead of the traditional leaders (cardiovascular and cancer diseases), then in June it fell back to third place in the ranking of the causes of death of Americans. At the same time, according to the average historical data on the number of deaths from gunshot wounds, road accidents and the influenza virus, 306 people in the United States die daily from them – still less than from COVID-19.

For its calculations, Bloomberg took the average death rate from influenza in the period from 2010 to 2020, and for all other causes of death (except COVID-19) – data for 2019.

Kirill Sarkhanyants