After all, we shut down our entire economy, destroyed many businesses (blaming them for not managing well only to increase their stress and depression), and we increased anxiety and fear enormously. So why don't the numbers show an increase of overall deaths in the United States? In fact, considering population growth and significantly increasing aging population (see chart), we should see a rising death number. Let's take a look at the numbers:
According to the CDC, the United States has seen a slight increase in overall deaths so far in 2020 compared to the same period over the last four years. Note: the last number in the chart below is the population growth from the year before. Also, the chart is from January 1 thru the 2nd week of May.