A new report in JAMA finds that over the last 5 months per capita deaths in the U.S., both from COVID-19 and other causes have been far greater than in 18 other high-income countries. … The study looks at per capita death rates in 2020 in 18 countries with populations larger than 5 million people and per capita gross domestic product levels above $25,000 per year. … Overall deaths in the US this year are more than 85% higher than in places such as Germany, Israel and Denmark after adjusting for population size.