From time to time it’s important to draw attention to the kind of stats I was reviewing regularly during COVID. That’s because, with the “emergency” ostensibly over, the studied blindness towards the damaging effects of the COVID response by all our “institutions” becomes more of a running sore. But like a real running sore, or an ongoing war of attrition, it becomes a lot easier for those institutions to bury the bad news as non-news.
So here is an article reviewing, once again, the unexplained excess deaths in England and Wales over the last year. The problem itself is easily demonstrated in one single graphic from official ONS data:
I regularly reviewed this dataset during COVID – it’s the basic tool for assessing deaths above the average, and so is the usual way to plot things like winter flu epidemics. And of course deaths during the COVID roll-out. Interpreting it is easy – all deaths above the black line are abnormal, being higher than the five-year average for the time of year. But as the chart mentions, since that five year average currently includes the peaks during COVID, the picture is skewed: the couple of periods over the last year when deaths seemed below or close to the average are mere artifacts. In fact those periods are still in excess of normal mortality.
The total of those excess deaths is 56,000 in last year England and Wales, and as far as I can see this figure has not been adjusted upwards for the effect of the previous COVID peaks on the averages. According to the official figures, which for a variety of reasons grossly overestimated the number of deaths from SARS-CoV-2 itself, 2022-23 deaths fall somewhere between the number of COVID deaths in 2020 (which was higher) and 2021 (which was lower).
So it’s as great a medical disaster as the “pandemic” ever was, except that it is ongoing, unexplained – and worst of all, unaddressed. Andrew Bridgen called for a debate on the matter in Parliament at the end of March, and has subsequently been expelled from the Conservative Party. The estimable Dr John Campbell had his interview with Bridgen taken down from YouTube, and was banned for a week for putting it up.
Just to put this in perspective, people argue over whether the “meatgrinder” war in Ukraine has killed 100,000 Ukrainian troops, or less, or more. Comparisons are made to the First World War carnage. But it has to be of note that Britain has concurrently lost over half that number in peacetime. But it isn’t noted – you won’t find it on the BBC news or the Guardian.
Now, inasmuch as excess deaths have been acknowledged officially at all, they have been blamed on the damage inflicted on the NHS during COVID, and the consequent neglect of individual cancers, diabetes and so on that are now coming home to roost. And we are all aware that questions have been raised by crudely silenced people about the role of vaccine side effects in the slaughter. It remains one of life’s great mysteries why questioning possible downsides of Big Pharma’s rushed roll-out of experimental drugs should be regarded as heresy akin to blasphemy by the educated classes (whilst actual blasphemy is OK).
But here I don’t want to argue any particular causation apart from the obvious one that, since COVID itself is no longer a significant player in this unprecedented across-the-year excess death phenomenon, the only plausible explanation is that it is something to do with our response to COVID. No other explanation is possible apart from black magic. The figures prove that the response is still causing at least as high a death rate as the virus ever did. Evidence from around the world strongly indicates that we are unlikely to have increased the COVID death rate by as much even if we had done nothing at all (if indeed epidemiological considerations based on centuries of experience didn’t show the same). We have killed, and continue to kill, more people by our COVID policies than the measures have saved, if indeed they save anyone.
This ongoing health crisis is not hidden behind obscure statistics – it emerges from the most fundamental tool used by both the ONS and by EuroMOMO in Europe as a whole. The fact that it is being actively suppressed by the whole apparatus of government, press and the professions is all the evidence one needs to say that whatever our elites are working for, it is not the people.
I’m happy to hear evidence to the contrary.