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Covid-stricken Alabama had more deaths than births last year, a first in its recorded history.

By Eduardo Medina 
Sept. 18, 2021, 4:50 p.m. ET 

For the first time in Alabama’s known history, the state had more deaths than births in 2020 — a grim milestone that underscores the pandemic’s calamitous toll. 

“Our state literally shrunk in 2020,” Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s state health officer, said at a news conference on Friday. There were 64,714 total deaths in the state last year, compared to 57,641 births, Dr. Harris said. 

Such a gap had never been recorded, not even during World War I, World War II and the flu pandemic of 1918, Dr. Harris said. Going back to the earliest available records, in 1900, “We’ve never had a time when deaths exceeded births,” he said. 

Nationally, the birthrate declined for the sixth straight year in 2020, and some experts say the pandemic may be accelerating that trend. A study from the University of New Hampshire found that half of the 50 U.S. states had more deaths than births in 2020, compared with only five states with more deaths than births in 2019. 

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/18/world/covid-alabama-deaths-birthrate.html
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No worry old Joe is letting over 200k just walk over the border every mo . Plenty of people to give benefits to so don't fret 

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