One out of every 100 seniors in US has died of COVID, three-quarters of the nearly 800,000

CDC figures indicate 18% more older people died in 2020 overall than would have died routinely in a year devoid of pandemic. “You can say, ‘They would have died anyway’ about any death, because we’re not immortal,” Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine, told The New York Times, which first shined a light on the elder data. “The point is you’re multiplying years of life lost by hundreds of thousands of deaths.’’