Medical Xpress March 23, 2023
The most comprehensive state-by-state analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 across the U.S., published today in The Lancet, reveals the underlying reasons why the pandemic has played out in vastly different ways across the country.
Although the U.S. has the largest economy, spends more on health care than any other country, and was ranked as best prepared for a pandemic in the Global Health Security Index in 2020 (data collected prior to the pandemic), it maintains the highest number of recorded COVID-19 deaths and one of the highest per capita fatality rates from COVID-19 globally. But the pandemic did not impact US states equally.
The new analysis finds that between January 1, 2020, and July 31, 2022, cumulative COVID-19 death...