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Leading causes of death in US during pandemic

JAMA Internal Medicine

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JAMA Network

About The Study: Heart disease, cancer, COVID-19, accidents and stroke were the most common causes of death in the United States from March 2020 to October 2021 during the pandemic, with COVID-19 accounting for 1 in 8 deaths, according to this study of national death certificate and CDC data.

Authors: Meredith S. Shiels, Ph.D., M.H.S., of the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland, is the corresponding author.

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