31 Oct 21
The always reliable Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) has updated the rank of states by Covid-19 deaths per 100K in population. He’s also done us the great service of adjusting for age. Why do we adjust for age? Because the median age of death for COVID is 80 years old. If compare the mortality rate of The Villages, FL (median age 68) to Mountain View, CA (24) that’s apples & oranges. That’s why we adjust for age. It’s like comparing the mortality rate of at West Point to a nursing home in Illinois.