High Excess Death Rates in the West 3 Years Running Since COVID – “Serious Cause for Concern”

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Despite containment measures and vaccinations, excess death rates in Western countries remained high from 2020 to 2022, with a study reporting over three million excess deaths, indicating the need for policy reassessment. Credit: SciTechDaily.com

Despite containment and COVID-19 vaccines; “serious cause for concern,” say researchers.

A study highlights persistent high excess death rates in the West from 2020 to 2022, despite COVID-19 measures and vaccines. Over three million excess deaths were reported in 47 countries, urging a reevaluation of pandemic policies and their effectiveness.

Excess Death Rates Post-COVID

Excess death rates have remained high in the West for three years running since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to a data analysis of 47 countries published on June 3 in the open-access journal BMJ Public Health.

This is despite the implementation of various containment measures and the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, giving rise to “serious cause for concern,” say the researchers who call on governments and policymakers to thoroughly investigate the underlying causes.

Evaluating Pandemic Response Effectiveness

The researchers wanted to gauge the effectiveness of the response to the health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as reflected in excess deaths.

These refer to the numbers of people who died from any cause above and beyond what would normally be expected for any given week/month between January 2020 and December 2022 in 47 countries in Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Statistical Methods and Overall Findings

The researchers applied a statistical method called Karlinsky and Kobak’s estimate model. This uses historical death data in a particular country from 2015 until 2019 and accounts for seasonal variation and annual trends in deaths due to changes in population structure.

The total number of excess deaths in the countries included in the analysis was 3,098,456. Excess deaths were reported by 41 countries (87%) in 2020, by 42 (89%) in 2021, and by 43 (91%) in 2022.

Yearly Analysis of Excess Deaths

In 2020, the year in which the COVID-19 pandemic started and containment measures, such as lock-downs, social distancing, school closures and quarantines, were implemented, 1,033,122 excess deaths (11.5% higher than expected) were recorded.

In 2021, the year in which both COVID-19 containment measures and COVID-19 vaccines were used to curb SARS-CoV-2 virus spread and infection, a total of 1,256,942 excess deaths (just under 14% higher than expected) were reported.

And in 2022, the year in which most containment measures were lifted, but COVID-19 vaccines were continued, preliminary data indicate that 808,392 excess deaths were recorded.

Geographic Disparities and Excess Death Trends

Greenland was the only country out of the 47 reporting no excess deaths between 2020 and 2022. Among the others, the percentage difference between the reported and projected number of deaths was highest in 13 countries (28%) during 2020, in 21 (46%) during 2021, and in 12 (26%) during 2022.

The percentage difference between the documented and projected number of deaths was highest in 28% of countries during 2020, in 46% during 2021, and in 26% during 2022.

Assessing Direct and Indirect Impacts of COVID-19

It’s not clear how many of these excess deaths reflect the impact of COVID-19 infection, or the indirect effects of containment measures and vaccination programs, say the researchers.

While it’s likely that the indirect effects of containment measures did change the scale and nature of disease for numerous causes of death following the pandemic, those caused by restricted healthcare use and socioeconomic upheaval are difficult to prove, they add.

Challenges in Data Collection and Analysis

The researchers acknowledge various limitations to their findings, including the incompleteness of some data, particularly for 2022, because it can take months or even years before a death is registered in certain countries, they explain.

And the way in which these data are compiled differs among nations, highlight the researchers. They also point out that the data they used provided no detailed stratification of key characteristics, such as age or sex.

Conclusion and Recommendations for Future Policy

Nevertheless, they conclude: “Excess mortality has remained high in the Western World for three consecutive years, despite the implementation of COVID-19 containment measures and COVID-19 vaccines. This is unprecedented and raises serious concerns.

“Government leaders and policymakers need to thoroughly investigate underlying causes of persistent excess mortality and evaluate their health crisis policies.”

Reference: “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022” by Saskia Mostert, Marcel Hoogland, Minke Huibers and Gertjan Kaspers, 3 June 2024, BMJ Public Health.
DOI: 10.1136/bmjph-2023-000282

8 Comments on "High Excess Death Rates in the West 3 Years Running Since COVID – “Serious Cause for Concern”"

  1. Thank you for a well written non biased article.
    Kudos to the researchers for supplying data and not jumping to conclusions.

  2. Charles G. Shaver | June 7, 2024 at 2:49 am | Reply

    Well intended, perhaps, but totally incompetent, at least in the US. First, there never was a “pandemic.” It was a contrived and executed fraud, farce and a scam (a ‘scamdemic’) foisted on us by our own illness industry and government, and the WHO. More specifically, never more serious than a seasonal flu, most of the deaths wrongfully attributed to Covid-19 were due to preexisting conditions, comorbidities, individual frailty and susceptibility, excessive medical errors and adverse reactions to vaccines. In late 2019 I was investigating official chronic disease and mortality statistics for mild food allergy and toxic food additive reasons so the ‘scam’ was almost immediately obvious to me in early 2020.

    • Hello. wow, some amazing claims you’ve made here… to support their claims, their research is plainly referenced, including a link to BMJ Public Health. so, where’s your peer reviewed investigations / research published?

      • Charles G. Shaver | June 7, 2024 at 10:05 am | Reply

        Hey, great, someone out there is actually paying attention. I have no peers. Now eighty years of age I began battling mainstream medical errors as a young lay adult sixty years ago with unique to me findings and, especially since the US FDA approval of the expanded use of added artificially cultured “free” MSG as an ‘alleged’ flavor enhancer in 1980, I’ve been mostly mildly chronically ill ever since (several books begun, none completed). I included more details with a few sources in an email to the authors with email addresses available to me (Saskia Mostert and Minke Huibers) and to [email protected] (funding; ‘need-to-know’). More at: https://odysee.com/@charlesgshaver:d?view=about and/or upon request. Thanks for asking.

        • Hi and thanks for your reply and information. so, i’m requesting the info you sent to the authors with email addresses. i’m always interested to hear the other side of the story. at your convenience, please send to: [email protected]
          with kind regards 🙂

    • Thank you Mr Shaver thats a very succinct observation. Those who profited are back by useful idiots. And they will never admit how easily they were duped. But its good to know there are sane people still around.

      • Charles G. Shaver | June 8, 2024 at 2:45 am | Reply

        Thank you, David, for your encouraging comments. Knowing as I do of the long-term harm (e.g., brain damage and mental disorder) added “free” (can cross the blood brain barrier) MSG (minimally, cooking oil preservative TBHQ is potentially worse via other channels) can cause it makes me wonder just how badly affected US ‘bleedeship’ has become. More details on my non-monetary video channel “About” page.

  3. The radically experimental mRNA vaccines should never have been given to anybody who is not past reproductive age. This was a firmly established cardinal rule thanks to the thalidomide and DES disasters.

    Only in special individual cases where there is great medical need should this rule ever be broken, but it wasn’t just broken, it was actually mandated as a condition for working, for going to school , and many other things, for all young people, in the absence, in most cases, of any medical benefit at all.

    People knew about the lack of medical benefit for young people so the CDC said “do it for grandma,” which was known by the people saying it to be a total fraud.

    The “vaccines” were known from the beginning to be incapable of preventing infection. They weren’t designed for that. Injected into the muscle they would only induce the development of IgG bodily antibodies, they would not induce the IgA mucosal antibodies necessary to prevent upper respiratory tract infection.

    The vaccines were properly described as gene therapies, which could lessen the severity of bodily infection but could not prevent a blossoming of upper respiratory infection from occurring.

    Thus when vaccinated individuals contracted Sars Cov 2 infection (FauciCCP19 for short), it turned their bodies into petri dishes for breeding escape variants of the virus. There was a large population of multiplying virus in the nasal cavity, sending it soldiers out to create bodily infection, constantly creating variants would have a chance to try to survive in the body in the presence of the vaccine induced antibodies.

    Far from protecting grandma, this vast over vaccination with a leaky “vaccine” quickly squandered the vaccine efficacy that might have helped grandma (if the vaccine had actually worked in the first place, which it didn’t, not for anyone, not well enough to outweigh the risks).

    So we put the reproductive future of all of western civilization at risk for no medical benefit whatsoever, and we still don’t know how much the health of the next generation might be compromised by this perversion.

    It was an absolutely insane and evil and corrupt risk to take, done for the worst possible reasons. It wasn’t just the vast billions of dollars of corrupt money, but they were also going for vaccine passports, the ultimate mechanism of totalitarian control:

    Nobody can have a job, enter a store, use public transportation, get medical care, or in numerous other ways have a life, without a thumbs up from the government.

    Do you have a better explanation for the sweeping violation of an absolute cardinal rule of medicine?

    It was greed and totalitarian ambition. That’s the only way you can get such an extreme magnitude of evil insanity.

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