What portion of 35- to 44-year-olds who have died in the U.S. since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic have died from C-19?
From the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 through March 19, 2021, the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics recorded 103,954 deaths of people aged 35 to 44 and 8,731 deaths involving C-19 among people in this age group. This means that 8% of their deaths involved C-19. Fatal interactions between C-19 and other ailments like heart disease and diabetes make it difficult to determine the exact death toll from C-19. A range of evidence suggests that the CDC's tally of C-19 deaths may be modestly inflated but still provides a reasonable measure of the pandemic's severity.