• Gun Deaths Surged During the Pandemic's First Year, the C.D.C. Reports

    6 days ago - By New York Times

    Soaring rates were driven largely by gun-related homicides, which rose 35 percent from 2019 to 2020.
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  • Firearm deaths and disparities both grew in pandemic's first year

    6 days ago - By STAT

    Guns were the weapons wielded in more than three-quarters of homicides in the U.S. during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, jumping 35% from 2019 to 2020 and marking the highest level since 1994, a new CDC analysis says. The suicide rate involving guns was stable at just over half of suicides, but there were increases in some groups of people.
    The most striking disparity came among young people. Guns killed Black children and young adults from 10 to 24 years old at a rate 21 times as high as among their white peers. “We're losing too many of our nation's children and young people...
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