Thousands of people insisted on doing their Christmas shopping in person and getting together with family for the celebrations. We are paying for it with death. Here’s what Christmas did to our mortality numbers.
2020: Largest yearly increase in deaths since when?
Relative to population, deaths in 2020 were the highest since 2003. However, medical science has made one or two advances in the last 17 years! As you can see, the trend has been very much downwards and the jump in mortality from 2019 is quite horrible.