August 18, 2022

Extra Deaths Not From Covid Approach 9, 000 in Last 10 Weeks

There has been over 8, 750 more deaths than usual from causes other than COVID-19 in the uk and Wales in the past 10 weeks, the  latest data  from the Office for Nationwide Statistics show. In the week ending July 1st, the most up-to-date week for which figures are available, there were 10, 357 fatalities registered, which is 1, 128 or 12. 2% […]#@@#@!!

There have been over 8, 750 more deaths than normal from causes other than COVID-19 in England and Wales in the past 10 weeks, the  latest data   from the Office for National Statistics show.

In the week ending July 1st, the most recent 7 days for which figures are available, there have been 10, 357 deaths signed up, which is 1, 128 or 12. 2% above the particular five-year average. Of these, 332 were registered with Covid as a contributory cause and 212 were registered as due to Covid as fundamental cause. This leaves 916 excess deaths from a fundamental cause other than COVID-19, bringing the total non-Covid excess deaths in the 10 weeks because the recent spike began in late April to 8, 756 deaths.  

Experts have called for an immediate investigation of this alarming pattern, though the Government has however to signal it hopes to do this or to offer any kind of explanation of the high rate of deaths.

Looking at deaths by date of occurrence, if we compare them to the rollout associated with vaccine doses in the springtime booster campaign among over-75s in England we can see what appears to be a correlation, meaning a possible connection should be investigated. The particular sharp drop in the most recent week may be an indication the fact that wave is easing, even though with the crisis in ambulance services and hospital capacity ongoing that remains to be seen.

Breaking the data down simply by age, the proportion of deaths in the over-75s is back up again to 74%, after briefly dropping to 64% last week.

Looking at  deaths by cause , we can see that cardio deaths (related to the heart and blood vessels) of different kinds have been running higher during the period (the filled purple line is the expected number of deaths). Note that these graphs relate to any cause mentioned on a death certificate, not just the underlying cause, meaning each person’s death may appear on multiple charts, as soon as for each cause of death documented.

Diabetes, diseases of the urinary system plus diseases of the liver are also running high.

On the other hand, cancers are certainly not running particularly high. This really is somewhat surprising given the withdrawal of healthcare over the past two and a half years. This suggest that something else is going on apart from lack of healthcare access.

Respiratory deaths are also not running high, underlining the small role being played simply by COVID-19 and similar viruses in the trend.

Could be the Government at any point going to recognize this problem and investigate this?

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