February 23, 2021, Vol 325, No. 8, Pages 705-798
All-Cause Excess Mortality and COVID-19–Related Mortality Among US Adults Aged 25-44 Years, March-July 2020
Jeremy Samuel Faust, MD, MS; Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM; Chengan Du, PhD; et al.
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JAMA. 2021;325(8):785-787. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.24243
This study compares all-cause excess mortality and COVID-19–related mortality during the early pandemic period (March-July 2020) with unintentional drug overdoses, the usual leading cause of death in young adults, during the same period in 2018 among adults aged 25 to 44 years.