(RepublicanDaily.org) – One of the main Democratic talking points during the 2020 campaign has been the perceived mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis by Donald Trump. On Monday, October 12, we got to see a piece of research directly contradicting this biased narrative.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a study showing that a third of excess deaths between March and July were from causes other than COVID-19. There were notable increases in deaths from heart disease and dementia. Some commentators have speculated that these increases may have resulted from people not seeking care during the pandemic.
U.S. lockdown measures likely contributed to excess non-C19/non-respiratory deaths from (primarily) cardiovasc dis, diabetes, & dementia, accounting for (at least) 1/3 of the total excess deaths between 3/1/20 & 4/25/20 https://t.co/THK2BSRbcO pic.twitter.com/LQ4OfGHbFr
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) October 18, 2020
Democrats have been quick to suggest the high death rates in America were directly attributable to Donald Trump. Studies like this one illustrate this issue was never that simple. When you take public health factors and economic considerations into account, it becomes clear that the administration’s handling of the pandemic was not the disaster the Left portrayed it as.
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