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The Pandemic Will Cleave America in Two

The Atlantic, April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

The Pandemic Will Cleave America in Two

Early data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that, in the U.S., the risk of dying from the disease begins to climb at around age 55, and is especially acute for those 85 and older. “I think the pattern we’re going to see clearly is an age-related pattern” of mortality, Andrew Noymer, a public-health professor at UC Irvine, said.