'Deaths of despair' pushed Minnesota's death rate up in COVID-19's first year: study

Minnesota's death rate increased 17 percent during the first year of the pandemic, driven by both COVID-19 and other preventable deaths of despair from overdoses, alcohol use and malnutrition, according to new findings from researchers at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic. 

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