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Age-adjusted State Death Rates

By May 27, 2021Commentary

Thanks to Phil Kerpen on Twitter, an updated look at the state’s ranked by per capita death rate after age adjustment.   Note the cluster at the low end of the states on the northwest and northeast coasts.  Must be some geographical/meteorological variables that the virus doesn’t like.  Somewhat salty air?  Cooler temps mediated by the ocean?   More general humidity?  At the other end, North and South  Dakota–low population density, but dry states.  New York, New Jersey, DC, very densely populated, high minority populations.  Who knows the exact formula.  Minnesota and Wisconsin are twins, as you might expect, despite wildly different mitigation regimes, but look what state did slightly better than either.

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