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Thread #167504   Message #4120546
Posted By: DaveRo
21-Sep-21 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Donuel wrote: ...another shocking statistic is from Alaska that reported more deaths than births for the first time in our recorded history
Unsurprising. The population increase in the US is very low - about 0.35% in 2020 (ref). It suggests to me that the mean age of the population of Alaska is increasing a bit more than other states.

Bear in mind also that most Covid deaths are brought forward a year or two, and births are the result of, er, sentiment, 9 months earlier. So it depends on the period that the statistic applies to.