The excess deaths crisis continues, with 795 excess deaths – 7. 4% above the five-year average – authorized in England plus Wales in the week closing November 11th, according to the ONS. Of these, 434 were attributed to an underlying cause other than COVID-19, bringing the total excess non-Covid deaths since the wave started in April to twenty-four, 820.
There has been a lot of attention given to cancer deaths previously week , which have been elevated in recent months. This is clearly some thing to be concerned about, and likely to get worse. However , cancer fatalities are only a small portion of the recent excess deaths, with 900 registered above average since the start of September. In that period there have been around 11, 500 excess deaths in total, meaning cancer deaths account for close to 8% of the excess deaths this autumn.
Here are the figures on cancer deaths .
The rest of the excess deaths are largely coronary heart and circulatory system associated.
The present preferred explanation for the thousands of above average deaths in the Oughout. K. is the NHS crisis and backlog . Certainly this can not be helping, though by itself it will not explain why a similar trend is happening internationally. Others believe post-Covid effects are resulting in many premature deaths, especially heart related. However , such a phenomenon remains contested as well as the recent British Heart Foundation report dismissed it, saying “ Covid infection is no longer a driving force behind the extra [cardiovascular disease] death rate”.
A number of experts have suggested the particular experimental mRNA Covid vaccines may be playing an important role. The jabs are considered to be associated with heart problems and blood-clotting problems, and autopsies have shown that people have died due to inflammation due to spike proteins in their heart. The current issue is how often this particular and other serious adverse effects happen, and whether it is often sufficient to make an appreciable effect on excess mortality.
The recent autumn booster rollout in England has been conspicuously associated with a spike in excess non-Covid deaths, as seen in the particular chart below. In this graph, the autumn shot doses in the over-75s (the age group making up the large majority of deaths) have been plotted against excess non-Covid deaths by time of occurrence from your ONS (in red). The tight relationship is striking. The Covid death occurrences (in blue), on the other hand, rise and peak several weeks later, suggesting the particular non-Covid deaths are not ‘ silent Covid’ deaths, as some suggest.
Here’s what the particular figures look like since February, with the autumn spike for the right hand side.
The Health Advisory and Recuperation Team (HART) recently showed the correlation between higher booster coverage and excess fatalities in European countries.
Correlation doesn’t equal causation, of course. But since the correlations keep cropping up, plus causal mechanisms for deadly events are known, the possibility the vaccines are involved in a few portion of the tens of thousands of latest excess deaths needs to be considered genuine and properly investigated by the UKHSA and MHRA.