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Analysis of Covid-19 death rates at the county level

BLUF (bottom line up front):

In November, Covid has made it more deadly to live in more than 600 counties in the US than it was to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan during the deadliest year of those wars.

We've lost 6,951 Americans serving in uniform in Iraq and Aghanistan. Some of them were my friends. Their losses are tragic, but their lives were beacons of service, sacrifice, and belief in the people and ideals of the country we live in. Every American who has served in combat made a choice to put the good of the country before their own personal comfort, safety, or freedom. That's what we do as Americans when a threat comes to our doorstep.

As a nation, we're not living up to that right now. We have collectively lost sight of what unites us, and we have forgotten the values of our grandparents and great grandparents who squared off against the last great existential threat to our way of life. We can and must to better, for and with each other.

You wouldn't go into combat without a helmet. Covid-19 has made living many parts of US more deadly than deploying to combat. You can't go out into your community without a mask. For yourself, for your family, and for your country. A 6 ounce peice of cloth

monthly rates annulaized for comparison with standard measures of mortality per 100,000 population

Comparison with US military death rates in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

https://www.statista.com/statistics/263798/american-soldiers-killed-in-iraq/

https://www.statista.com/statistics/262894/western-coalition-soldiers-killed-in-afghanistan/

https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1928.html?adbsc=social_20180320_2212921&adbid=975928167633334272&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

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