Dillon Bergin – MuckRock’s Documenting COVID-19 project – “Our data repository includes some of what our team considers the most important data points that the CDC’s provisional mortality database has to offer:
- Leading external causes of death in the 113 CDC code list, by underlying cause of death;
- Natural causes of death associated with COVID-19, using the CDC’s categories for excess deaths associated with COVID, by underlying cause of death;
- All deaths by race and ethnicity, with age-adjusted rate, regardless of underlying cause of death.
- In addition, the repository includes data that can help users make sense of these mortality numbers, such as the excess mortality numbers modeled by demographers at Boston University and information about medical examiner and coroner offices.”