- A new analysis — which BBC News received from the Health Foundation — measured COVID-19 deaths above expected levels from a normal year.
- “The analysis shows that in the second half of last year in particular, U.S. levels of excess deaths failed to drop back as much as other comparable industrialized nations,” according to BBC News.
Who is dying from COVID-19 now?
- Experts said young people are making up a higher share of COVID-19 deaths compared to the peak of the pandemic.
- “While the number of deaths dropped in all age groups, about half of COVID-19 deaths are now of people aged 50 to 74, compared with only a third in December,” according to The New York Times.
- “Previously, at the start of the pandemic, we were seeing people who were over the age of 60, who have numerous comorbidities,” she told The New York Times. “I’m not seeing that as much anymore.”
- She said most current hospitalizations are from “people who are younger, people who have not been vaccinated.”
COVID-19 deaths on the rise