Update on excess deaths from COVID-19, other causes

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What The Study Did: This study updates a previous report of the estimated number of excess deaths in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic through August 1 and describes causes of those deaths and relationships with lifting of coronavirus restrictions.

Authors: Steven H. Woolf, M.D., MP.H., of  the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jama.2020.19545)

Editor’s Note: The article includes conflicts of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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