COVID Death Rate Rising For Middle-Aged Whites

The New York Times reports:

The higher vaccination rate for older people has helped to protect them. Although more older than younger people still die from Covid-19, the virus is now responsible for a smaller share of all deaths among people 65 and older than it was before vaccines became available to all adults.

For those younger than 65, Covid-19 has risen as a cause of death. The change in death rates among groups is starker by race and ethnicity, and the death rate has risen particularly sharply for middle-aged white people.

Covid-19 now accounts for a much larger share of all deaths for that group than it did before vaccines were widely available. Some of the shift could be attributed to the lagging vaccination rates among white people overall.

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