by Dr. Joseph Mercola
September 02, 2022
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Emerging statistics on excess mortality rates paint an
alarming picture. Far more people died in 2021, after
the rollout of the COVID shots, and in 2022, than during
the height of the COVID 'pandemic' in 2020
Mainstream media are trying to divert your attention
from the elephant in the room - mass injection with
experimental gene transfer technology - to anything and
everything but that
Telegraph blames the unexplained excess deaths on
lockdown effects. Many didn't have access to routine
medical care during lockdowns, and are now dying from
chronic diseases that went untreated
Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released
August 16, 2022, show excess deaths in England and Wales
were, as of August 5, 14.4% higher than the five-year
average, which works out to 1,350 more deaths per week
than normal. A majority of these excess deaths were
cardiovascular in nature - a primary adverse effect of
the COVID jabs
the U.S., we lost 349,000 younger Americans to something
besides COVID and non-natural death between April 3,
2021 and August 13, 2022, and that's not counting the
tens of thousands of death records that the CDC has
inexplicably deleted. As much as 15% to 25% of the death
reports that could indicate a COVID jab death are
missing. Other data show that during the fall of 2021,
Millennials, aged 25 to 44, had an 84% increase in
Emerging statistics on excess mortality rates paint an alarming
Far more people died in 2021, after the rollout of
the COVID shots, and in 2022, than during the height of the COVID
'pandemic' in 2020. I will review some of those shocking statistics -
which are mirrored around the world - in a moment.
But while rational people look at these figures and ask themselves
what the most apparent and likely cause behind this sudden rise in
deaths of working-age adults and younger people might be, mainstream
media are trying to divert your attention from the elephant in the
room - mass injection with experimental gene transfer technology -
to anything and everything but that.
Lockdowns Blamed for Excess Deaths
In an August 18, 2022, article, 1 Telegraph science
editor Sarah Knapton blames the "unexplained excess deaths"
on "the effects of
She writes: 2
"Figures for excess deaths from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
show that around 1,000 more people than usual are currently dying
each week from conditions other than the virus.
The... Department of Health has ordered an investigation into the
figures amid concern that the deaths are linked to delays to and
deferment of treatment for conditions such as cancer, diabetes and
Over the past two months, the number of excess deaths
not from Covid dwarfs the number linked to the virus...
Charles Levinson, the chief executive of Doctorcall, a private
GP service, said his company was seeing 'far too many' cases of
undetected cancers and cardiac problems, as well as 'disturbing'
numbers of mental health conditions.
'Hundreds and hundreds of people dying every week - what is going
on?' he said.
'Delays in seeking and receiving healthcare are no
doubt the driving force, in my view'."
Problems Kill in Record Numbers
ONS data released August 16, 2022, show excess deaths in England and
Wales were, as of August 5, 14.4% higher than the five-year average,
which works out to 1,350 more deaths per week than normal, Knapton
As you can see in the
graph 4 below, COVID is only involved in a small number
of those deaths.
In all, non-COVID deaths are now more than three times that of COVID-related
According to the U.K. Office for Health Improvement and
Disparities, a majority of these excess deaths were "preventable
heart and stroke and diabetes-related conditions."
However, while lack of routine health care - people avoiding seeing
their doctors for fear of COVID or due to various restrictions - may
well have played a role, cardiovascular problems such as heart
attacks and strokes are the primary side effects of the jab as well.
A Look at US
The identical trend is also seen in the U.S.
In Part 1 of a
three-part series, 5 The Ethical Skeptic - self-described
as a former intelligence officer and strategies for nations facing
corruption challenges - reviews data from the U.S. National Center
for Health Statistics showing,
"stark increase trends beginning in
the first week of April 2021."
"This date of inception is no coincidence, in that it also happens
to coincide with a key inflection point regarding a specific
body-system intervention in most of the U.S. population," The
Ethical Skeptic notes.
He describes how, at the very end of May 2021, an "odd signal"
developed in his COVID tracking models.
This odd signal came in the
form of an ICD death code (International Classification of Diseases
code) called R00-R99, which stands for,
"Symptoms, signs and abnormal
clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified."
other words, deaths from undetermined causes.
As a result of this odd signal, he started tracking these R00-R99
deaths, along with 11 other ICD-10 (the 10 stands for 10th revision,
which is the most recent), such as suicides and overdoses, as well
as a statistic called "Excess non-COVID natural cause deaths."
The data The Ethical
Skeptic used for his models were derived from three primary
The U.S. Center
for Disease Control and Prevention: Weekly Counts of Deaths
by State and Select Causes, 2014-2019 6
The CDC's Weekly
Provisional Counts of Deaths by State and Select Causes,
The CDC's Wonder:
Provisional Mortality Statistics, 2018 through Last Month - Query by Constraint Engine 8
Scrubbing Death Records
Non-COVID mortality saw a mild uptick in October 2020, an effect The
Ethical Skeptic attributes to,
"the systemic damage which the
SARS-CoV-2 infection and virus spike protein can produce in the
human body. An erstwhile COVID delayed death if you will."
The noticeable explosion of non-COVID deaths didn't occur until Week
14, 2021, and,
"by the end of 2021 it had become abundantly clear
that U.S. citizens were not just dying of COVID-19 to the excess,
they were also now dying of something else, and at a rate which
eventually became higher than that of COVID itself," he writes.
Disturbingly, he discovered that death records were inexplicably
being redacted and deleted during a very crucial time period - Weeks
4 through 20 in 2022.
"It is hard to envision a scenario explaining
this 52,000-record data tampering across the most at-risk weeks... of
2022, as not constituting malicious obfuscation of U.S. citizen
mortality data," he writes.
Deep Dive Into
US Death Statistics
His article is chockfull of charts for those who want to take a
deeper dive into the statistics, but here are some extracts of his
"The charts of
particular concern... include the charts featuring stark post
MMWR Week 14, 2021 rises in mortality.
natural cause, 5+ sigma
lymphomas, 9+ sigma
conditions, 2 sigma
syndrome, 4 sigma
and ailments, 2 sigma
All other ICD-10
tracked natural cause deaths, 4 sigma
...while there are
indeed increases in deaths incumbent inside the other ICD-10
codes, those increases appeared to plausibly conform to their
same arrival patterns for 2020 as well.
In other words, they
appeared to be heavily Covid-related in their dynamics, both
before and after the Week 14 2021 inflection.
Of particular concern, are those deaths which relate to
body-wide regulatory systems as opposed to specific organs or
In other words, cancer and lymphomas, heart, autonomous myocarditis/pericarditis/conductive disorders, injuries to the
liver and kidneys, etc.
These are not only the canaries in the coal mine in terms of
pathology, but may serve to indicate as well that a pervasive
systemic disruption is at play inside the average U.S. citizen
human physiology, especially over the last 71 weeks.
the death groups which exhibit the most stark trend of increase
post MMWR Week 14, 2021...
[Let] us for a moment also review the compelling rationale
behind the MMWR Week 14 2021 inflection date. This date is a
critical matter of concern for no small reason. Its derivation
is no coincidence.
The 'Doses and Deaths Comparison Chart',
Exhibit B below, outlines why.
Exhibit B - The MMWR Week 14, 2021 inflection date also happens
to correspond to the fastest velocity in administered vaccine
doses inside the U.S. population.
The red line is Excess Non-COVID
Natural Cause Mortality extracted from the data behind Exhibit E
According to The Ethical
Skeptic, three types of death record codes in particular are
signaling "population-wide systemic health disruption," and those
"Excess malignant neoplasm and lymphoma" deaths (coded
C00-C97), "Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory
findings, not elsewhere classified" deaths (R00-R99) and "Excess
non-COVID natural cause" deaths.
All three trend very sharply
against historical baselines.
Without a shadow of a doubt,
we have established that right now
there exists a problem in terms of
U.S. citizen health and
One which is differentiated
from COVID-19 itself,
began in earnest
MMWR Week 14 of 2021.
The Ethical Skeptic
For example, cancer and lymphoma deaths are now at a 9+ Sigma level,
although it could potentially be higher.
According to The Ethical
Skeptic, 43,935 death records relating to,
cancer, pericarditis, conductive, nephrosis, liver, and/or lymphoma
...have been removed from the CDC data sets, and as of his
writing of that article had not been put back in or reassigned to
another ICD code.
"That is 7% of the total deaths for the period in question, and
possibly 15 to 25% of these highly concerning death ICD-10 groups'
trend data - missing.
Even absent this data however, the entailed
trends are alarming," he writes. 9
US Excess Non-COVID
Natural Cause Deaths
The Ethical Skeptic continues: 10
"Finally, we end with the most important chart of all - the chart
which indicates deaths which are not from accidents, suicide,
addiction, assault, abuse, despair, disruption, nor COVID-19.
Excess Non-COVID Natural Cause Mortality chart which we began
monitoring on May 29th 2021. What I called then, the 'What the hell
is this?' chart.
As one can see, we have lost 349,000 younger Americans to something
besides COVID and non-natural death, during the period from 3 April
2021 to 13 August 2022.
The current rate of mortality in this ICD categorization, is around
5,000 - 8,000 per week... which exceeds most weeks of the COVID
'pandemic' itself (save for the absolute peak periods).
By now, if all
these mortality excesses were indeed a holdover from COVID-19
itself, they should have already begun to tail off. Unfortunately,
they are not only not tailing off, in many cases they are still
Exhibit E - Excess Non-COVID Natural Cause Deaths are at an all time
high as of MMWR Week 32 of 2022.
349,000 U.S. citizens have died of
some additional factor since MMWR Week 14 of 2021.
The current rate
of excess mortality represents a five-week average of 5+ sigma in
excess (hedging conservatively for lag).
Accordingly, and without a shadow of a doubt, we have established
that right now there exists a problem in terms of U.S. citizen
health and mortality.
One which is differentiated from COVID-19
itself, and began in earnest MMWR Week 14 of 2021."
Impair Immune Function
Kenji Yamamoto with the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the
Okamura Memorial Hospital in Japan has also sounded the alarm,
specifically highlighting the COVID jabs' ability to impair your
In a commentary published in the
June 5, 2022, Yamamoto noted: 11
"Recently, The Lancet published a study
12 on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and the
waning of immunity with time. The study showed that immune
function among vaccinated individuals 8 months after the
administration of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine was lower than
that among the unvaccinated individuals...
in immunity can be caused by several factors such as
N1-methylpseudouridine, the spike protein, lipid nanoparticles,
antibody-dependent enhancement, and the original antigenic
As a safety measure, further booster vaccinations should be
discontinued. In addition, the date of vaccination should be
recorded in the medical record of patients...
In conclusion, COVID-19
vaccination is a major risk factor for infections in critically ill
It's important to understand that when your immune function is
impaired, you become vulnerable to all kinds of infections and
disease, including cancer.
As such, the COVID jab may well be
responsible for any number of diseases resulting in death.
Not-so-Comforting Fact Check by Reuters
A recent Thai study 13 found teenagers, aged 13 through
18, who received two doses of Pfizer's mRNA jab suffered a variety
of heart problems.
A Reuters "fact check"
"A study of 301 teens in Thailand found mild and temporary heart
rhythm changes after a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19
vaccine among one in six teenagers, not one-third as social media
The study also saw possible signs of heart inflammation
in just seven of those teens with rhythm changes and confirmed myocarditis in only one of the seven."
Should we throw a victory parade over the fact that the jab causes
heart problems in JUST 1 in 6 teens? Really?! Whether it's 1 in 3 or
1 in 6, this is not "good news" and surely not worthy of the
dismissive tone used by Reuters.
As reported directly from the study
in question: 15
"The most common cardiovascular effects were tachycardia (7.64%),
shortness of breath (6.64%), palpitation (4.32%), chest pain
(4.32%), and hypertension (3.99%).
Seven participants (2.33%)
exhibited at least one elevated cardiac biomarker or positive lab
Cardiovascular effects were found in 29.24% of patients, ranging
from tachycardia, palpitation, and myopericarditis. Myopericarditis
was confirmed in one patient after vaccination.
Two patients had
suspected pericarditis and four patients had suspected subclinical
Conclusion: Cardiovascular effects in adolescents after
BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccination included tachycardia,
palpitation, and myocarditis."
Died at Staggering Rates in Late 2021
I recently interviewed Ed Dowd, a former equity portfolio manager
for BlackRock and hedge fund "guru," 16 but have not yet
posted it. In early March 2022 he shared disturbing CDC mortality
statistics by age group on Steve Bannon's War Room. 17
During the fall of 2021, Millennials, aged 25 to 44, had an 84%
increase in excess mortality.
"It's the worst-ever excess mortality,
I think, in history," Dowd told Bannon.
Between the summer and fall
of 2021, 61,000 Millennials died who otherwise wouldn't.
Millennials experienced a Vietnam War in the second half of
2021. 58,000 people died in the Vietnam War, U.S. troops [over
the course of 10 years], so this generation just experienced a
Vietnam War [in 6 months]...
We've had 1.1 million excess
deaths since the 'pandemic' began, many of which occurred in the
second half of ...
I think this is the smoking gun: that the vaccines are causing
excess mortality in all age groups... So, I'm going to put a word out
there. It's an old word but it should be re-introduced into the
It's called democide:
So the government,
through the mandates has killed people...
If you're on Wall Street and you still think Pfizer and Moderna are
good buys, I've got news for you: there's some catalysts coming that
are probably not going to be good for holding those stocks."
The following pdf was posted on Dowd's GETTR account, March 11,
(A GETTR user called MiloMac also reproduced
Dowd's findings using public CDC data, creating additional graphs.)
in the Room
In a March 15, 2022, commentary and follow-up on Dowd's revelations,
Steve Kirsch wrote: 21
"I called Ed to clarify where he got the chart and then looked for
verification of this. I found the verification. Then I verified that
the deaths couldn't be explained by the COVID delta variant.
what caused all the deaths? The only explanation is the vaccine
because the deaths are so massive."
Kirsch posted a WhatsApp conversation with
Marc Girardot, a
French-American biotech innovator, who believes the COVID jab may,
in some people, age their arteries by as much as 50 years in just a
If true, that could certainly trigger rapid onset of
cardiovascular disease leading to early death.
Young Adults Die at Higher Rates in New Zealand
In an August 16, 2022, Substack article, 22 independent
journalist Alex Berenson (a former New York Times reporter and
novelist) highlighted COVID jab statistics from New Zealand, 23
which includes observed post-jab deaths.
Ministry of Health publishes regular and detailed reports on
COVID vaccine safety, including specific lists of adverse events
it has received.
As part of the
reports, the ministry also counts all deaths of people who have
received the jabs in the previous 21 days...
New Zealand has a national COVID immunization registry and a
national death registry, so the records and matching should largely
The ministry breaks down the deaths by age, ranging
from 0-9 through over 80.
It then compares the actual number of people who died in the three
weeks after the shots to the 'expected' number.
That figure is
simply the number of deaths demographers would have expected over a
random three-week period based on actuarial tables estimating
between February 19 and April 30, 2022, people over the
age of 30 had lower than normal death rates in the 21 days'
post-jab, but people younger than 30 (ages 10 to 29) for some reason
died at higher rates.
(The lack of observed deaths in the under-10
age group is likely due to reporting lag.)
According to the health ministry, the slightly elevated deaths in
the under-30 group is likely due to "chance."
And as noted by
"the ministry does not provide any information on the
causes of death in any age range, so it is impossible to determine
whether myocarditis or other cardiac conditions played a major role
in the higher-than-expected figures."
While these data are nowhere near as alarming as some others, it's
still a red flag that something odd is happening.
Young people who
should have decades of life left are dying.
And it's worth noting that New Zealand, just like the U.S. claims
there are NO potential safety issues with the jabs - not a single
one - despite thousands of serious injury reports. 24
Considering the age group
that is dying at a higher than normal rate - teenagers and young
adults in their 20s - even a small increase ought to be taken very
seriously, but is not.
To end where we started,
Which is the more likely culprit in these
lockdowns temporarily preventing routine medical care,
resulting in chronic diseases that kill even young people within a
couple of years?
Or the mass injection of
experimental gene transfer
shots that have never been used in humans before?
1, 2, 3, 4 The
Telegraph August 18, 2022 (Archived)
5, 9, 10 The
Ethical Skeptic August 20, 2022 Part 1
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Weekly Counts
of Deaths by State and Select Causes, 2014-2019
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Weekly
Provisional Counts of Deaths by State and Select Causes,
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Wonder:
Provisional Mortality Statistics, 2018 through Last
Journal June 5, 2022; 19(1): 100
February 26, 2022; 399(10327): 814-823
13, 15 Trop.
Med. Infect. Dis. 2022; 7: 196
August 18, 2022
of Evidence Ed Dowd
17, 18 Lew
Rockwell March 22, 2022
Ed Dowd March 11, 2022
MiloMac March 13, 2022
Burning Platform March 15, 2022
Alex Berenson August 16, 2022
NZ, See "New safety signals" boxes for Pfizer and