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Staggering Death Rate in 7 US States

American deaths per million equal or exceed Europe’s worst-hit nations in several locales

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By Donna Laframboise | Big Picture News | June 3, 2020

At first glance, the United States appears to have fared reasonably well during this pandemic. So far, 327 Americans have died of the coronavirus out of every one million in the population.

That’s according to official numbers. Which are all we have to work with at the moment. (There are solid reasons why official numbers should be viewed as provisional and inexact. See the bottom of the page here.)

If we compare its overall rate of 327 deaths per million to the hardest hit nations in Europe, America looks blessed. Belgium has experienced 820 deaths per million. Spain and the UK, 580.  Italy, 555.

But peer a bit closer, and another story emerges. America’s number is low because many parts of that country have (so far) been spared a serious outbreak. In places where the virus gained a foothold in the wider community, the death rate exceeds even the worst countries in Europe:

New York state: 1,546

New Jersey: 1,327

Connecticut: 1,114

Massachusetts: 1028

Rhode Island: 691

District of Columbia: 666

Louisiana: 611

Michigan: 556

This being an election year, some people are blaming US President Donald Trump, a Republican, for the lives lost. It’s worth observing, therefore, that the governor is a Democrat in six of the seven US states is which the death per million rate equals or surpasses Italy.

Likewise, the mayor of the District of Columbia is a Democrat. Only in Massachusetts is a Republican in charge.

June 4, 2020 - Posted by | Aletho News | ,


  1. Meantime, Vietnam’s rate is 0 deaths per 97 million.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by roberthstiver | June 4, 2020 | Reply

  2. official piffle for piffle pandemic.

    for actual death number due to 19,
    take official piffle, divide by 1000 or 10 000,
    rub result on bill’s forehead.


    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | June 4, 2020 | Reply

  3. Old flu deaths or hospitalizations have disappeared – these would have been classified as new covid 19. This would mean a big fall in old covid
    stats to compare with .
    The symptoms are more or less the same

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    Comment by charles allan | June 6, 2020 | Reply

    • I just don’t know if the old “figures don’t lie, but liars figure” adage applies here, but I saw a stat tonight where, after a week+ of no stats at all reported due to 24-7 “BLM” coverage, C-19 deaths have jumped from just >100,000 to just >109,000. This is not the “old flu” season, is it? Will the country experience a surge in “C-19” diagnoses/deaths in the next ~14 days?…if so, to what other illness could/will surge deaths be attributable as the summer equinox approaches and we then slide down to shorter days-cum-winter 2020-21?

      I note that the Dow had a “surge” of its own today — ~1,000 pts. Incomprehensible to me. What do those money shufflers working Wall Street know?


      Comment by roberthstiver | June 6, 2020 | Reply

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