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After a Significant Decline, COVID-19 Moves to Third Leading Cause of Death in the US

In December 2020, COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States with heart disease and cancer filling the top two spots, respectively. In July 2021, COVID plummeted to the eighth leading cause of death as mass vaccination efforts mobilized across the nation. Unfortunately—with the quick-spreading Delta variant and large numbers of Americans declining vaccination—COVID-19 has once again returned to the third spot in August 2021. During the last month of summer, the daily death rate for heart disease was 2,050, for cancer 1,621, and for COVID-19 727. Click here to read more.

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