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Between 2020 and 2021, the top cause of death for people 65 and older was heart disease in 47 statesand Washington, DC.
The total number of workplace injuries and illnesses has remained steady over the past five years — but reports of respiratory illness rose in 2022.
RSV rates — which tend to climb in the fall and winter months — are highest for children under the age of five.
In October 2023, over a quarter of adults with long COVID were experiencing significant activity limitations.
At the beginning of the pandemic, telehealth visits increased from about 5 million to more than 53 million among Medicare recipients alone. 80% of physicians plan to continue using it.
Nearly 47% of Americans ages 18 and over got a flu shot during the 2022–2023 flu season — but uptake of CDC-recommended vaccinations for hepatitis B and shingles lags.
Ninety-three percent of children received state-required vaccinations for school in 2022.
STD screening fell during the first year of the pandemic, but rates of gonorrhea and syphilis increased.
Nearly 15 million Americans are expected to lose access to Medicaid in the coming months, including over 5 million children.
Multiracial, Hispanic and Latino, and Black Americans experienced the highest rates of long COVID. Asian Americans had the highest rate of severe long COVID.