How COVID-19 projections compare to leading causes of death in America

In April 2020, COVID-19 became the leading cause of death. To date, this respiratory disease has already caused more deaths in the U.S. per year than all but the top seven leading causes of death; by August, it’s projected that COVID-19 will cause more deaths than every leading cause of death (except heart disease) in a full year.

27 factors that make you vulnerable to COVID-19

Using data from the CDC, public health resources, and reporting, Stacker compiled a list of 27 population groups that are vulnerable to COVID-19. For each group, Stacker compiled data on this population’s distribution across the United States.

Do you know your state tree?

Stacker compiled a list of each state’s official state tree and researched the history and cultural ties of each one to help our readers quiz themselves.