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Thousands more than expected died in Vermont during the pandemic

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2023-05-11-thousands-more-than-expected-died-in-vermont-during-the-pandemic.pdf

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Thousands more than expected died in Vermont during the pandemic

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"Vermont reported almost 3,000 more deaths from 2020 to 2023 than would have been expected were it not for the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — but less than one-third of those deaths have been directly attributed to the virus."

"The increased mortality points to a rising tide of challenges Vermonters experienced during lockdown: delayed access to health care, isolation and a worsening of the state’s decades-long opioid crisis."

"The additional deaths could also point to a hidden cause — Covid-related deaths that were not recorded as such, according to Steven Woolf, a population health researcher at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine."

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Erin Petenko, vtdigger

Date

May 11, 2023

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Erin Petenko, vtdigger, “Thousands more than expected died in Vermont during the pandemic,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed March 2, 2024, https://covid-19.digitalvermont.org/items/show/877.