October 25, 2021 Excess mortality is a statistic that shows how many more people are dying than usual. What does excess mortality look like from a 3D point of view? We’ve all seen the charts of deaths rising and falling during the pandemic, but they don’t always show what is going on in context. Looking at the data in 3D can help a bit, showing the year on one axis and the week number on another axis. This gives us a good baseline of what mortality rates have been, and now where they are now, during the pandemic. This chart does not show cause of death. Instead it shows all deaths from all causes in the United States. Click and drag on the following interactive chart to view it from different sides.