This article comes from The Center for Retirement Research
The brief’s key findings are:
In the first year of the pandemic, 300,000 Americans ages 60+ died from COVID, with the oldest and least healthy at greater risk.
The question here is, since those who died tended to be more vulnerable, to what extent will the survivors have lower mortality rates?
The analysis estimates that mortality did decline, but only slightly.
This impact is small because the number of COVID deaths, though a terrible toll, is not large relative to the overall population.