Comparing daily (direct) COVID-19 deaths to other causes of death

It’s easy to get numb at this stage of the pandemic, but a friendly reminder that daily COVID-19 (direct) deaths have been consistently higher than 8 of the top 10 causes of death (in 2018) since April.

We’re on track for over 3,000 deaths per day by Christmas (!!) โ€” things are not good.

Code here. (This figure was last updated on 12/27/2020 โ€” at least some of the decline in the last few days is simply due to holiday reporting delays.)