by Dr. Joseph Mercola
January 03, 2023
Americans had lost nearly three years of life
expectancy during 2020 and 2021. In 2019, the
average life span of Americans of all ethnicities
was 78.8 years. By the end of 2020, it had dropped
to 77.0 years and by the end of 2021 it was 76.4
From 2020 to 2021, death rates increased for each
age group 1 year and over. The age groups with the
highest increases include working age adults, 25 to
54, and children under 4
The leading causes of death in 2021 were heart
disease, cancer and COVID-19, all three of which
were higher in 2021 than 2020. Unintentional injury
and stroke also significantly increased in 2021
Heart disease, stroke and cancer are all now-known
side effects of the COVID jabs. Unintentional
injuries may also be due to the shots, as you may
easily be injured if you pass out or suffer a heart
attack or stroke while doing just about anything
If the COVID jabs worked, you'd expect excess
mortality to drop, yet that's not what we're seeing.
We're also not seeing mass death from COVID. The
only clear factor that might account for these
discrepancies is mass injection with an experimental
gene transfer technology
In August 2022,
provisional life expectancy estimates 1,2 for 2021 were released,
showing Americans had lost nearly three years of life expectancy
during 2020 and 2021.
In December 2022, the
finalized mortality report 3 confirmed these shocking data.
Decline in US Life Expectancy
In 2019, the average life span of Americans of all ethnicities was
78.8 years. 4
By the end of 2020, it
had dropped to 77.0 years 5 and by the end of 2021, it
was 76,4. 6
As detailed in the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's finalized mortality
report for 2021: 7
"In 2021, life
expectancy at birth was 76.4 years for the total U.S. population
- a decrease of 0.6 year from 77.0 years in 2020... For males,
life expectancy decreased 0.7 year from 74.2 in 2020 to 73.5 in
For females, life
expectancy decreased 0.6 year from 79.9 in 2020 to 79.3 in
2021... From 2020 to 2021, death rates increased for each age
group 1 year and over..."
As Virginia Commonwealth
University professor of population health Dr. Steven Woolf
told USA Today, 8
"That means all the
medical advances over the past quarter century have been
Expectancy Has Dropped Across All Age Groups
Age-specific rates of death increased across all age groups as
10.1% for age
group 1–4 (from 22.7 deaths per 100,000 population in 2020
to 25.0 in 2021)
4.4% for 5–14 (13.7 to 14.3)
5.6% for 15–24 (84.2 to 88.9)
13.4% for 25–34 (159.5 to 180.8)
16.1% for 35–44 (248.0 to 287.9)
12.1% for 45–54 (473.5 to 531.0)
7.5% for 55–64 (1,038.9 to 1,117.1)
3.8% for 65–74 (2,072.3 to 2,151.3)
2.4% for 75–84 (4,997.0 to 5,119.4)
3.5% for 85 and over (15,210.9 to 15,743.3)
As you can see, something
very strange is going on here.
While life expectancy
dropped across all age groups, the age groups with the highest
increases in mortality were working age adults, 25 through 54,
followed by children between the ages of 1 and 4.
The leading causes of death in 2021 were,
...all three of which
were higher in 2021 than 2020. 10
Unintentional injury and
stroke also significantly increased in 2021.
Heart disease, stroke and cancer are all now-known side effects of
the COVID jabs.
Unintentional injuries may also be due to the shots,
as you may easily be injured if you pass out or suffer a heart
attack or stroke while doing just about anything.
Woolf, however, believes low COVID-19 jab rates and general poor
health of Americans are to blame for the increased mortality.
In addition to
disregarding the fact that the primary causes of death are side
the COVID shots, working age adults and children are
also, comparatively speaking, the healthiest groups in general and
ought to have a lower risk of death from any cause, but especially
heart disease and cancer.
And, since they have a far lower risk of dying from COVID in the
first place (compared to the elderly), a slightly lower COVID jab
rate in this age group is unlikely to have made such a huge
According to CDC data, 11
84% of 25- to 49-year-olds got at least one
dose and 71% is considered "fully 'vaccinated'."
In the 50 to 64 year
category, it's 95% and 83% respectively.
In the 65 and over
category, 95% got at least one dose and 93% are "fully
'vaccinated'," so it's not like there's a major difference in jab
Syndrome' May Be Driving Down Life Expectancy
COVID-19 is an unlikely cause for the rapid decline in life
expectancy for the simple fact that it's not a major contributor to
rising excess mortality.
Excess mortality is a
statistic that is related to but separate from life expectancy.
It refers to the difference between the observed numbers of deaths
(from all causes) during a given time, compared to the expected
number of deaths based on historical norms, such as the previous
(Formula: reported deaths minus expected deaths
equals excess deaths.)
Across the world, excess mortality has dramatically risen since the
start of the pandemic, and barely a day now goes by without a
healthy adult suddenly dropping dead with no apparent cause.
People have died during
live broadcasts, in the middle of speeches and during dinner.
Clearly, they were feeling well enough to go to work, to an event or
a restaurant, and something caused them to instantaneously die
These are the people making up these excess death
They shouldn't be dead,
yet something took them out.
Took Off After the COVID Jab Rollout
While COVID-positive deaths were part of the equation in 2020,
excess deaths really took off after the rollout of the COVID jabs,
not during the height of the pandemic as one would expect if
COVID-19 was the real killer. 12
Besides, we already know
that "COVID-19 death" simply means that the person tested positive
for SARS-CoV-2 at the time of death or just prior to it.
If the COVID jabs worked,
you'd expect excess mortality to drop,
that's not what we're seeing.
We're also not seeing mass death from COVID.
The only clear factor
that might account for these discrepancies
is mass injection with an
gene transfer technology...
For the U.S., there were 3,440,546 deaths of all ages for the year
The expected numbers were
3,028,959, so that was an excess of 13.6% (411,587 above expected).
In 2021, there were 3,459,496 deaths of all ages, which was 16.4%
As of mid-April 2022, the
excess death rate was already at 14.1%, with 1,041,538 reported
deaths of all ages.
If the COVID jabs worked, you'd expect excess mortality to drop, yet
that's not what we're seeing. We're also not seeing mass death from
The only clear factor
that might account for these discrepancies is,
mass injection with an
experimental gene transfer technology...!
Age Adults Were Coerced Into Taking the Jab
Life insurance data confirm that it's working age adults who are
dying in record numbers, which is what's really driving down life
In the third quarter of
2021, the death rate of working-age Americans (18 to 64) was 40%
higher than pre-pandemic levels, and these deaths were, again, not
attributed to COVID.
As noted by Dr. Robert Malone in a January 2022 Substack article,
workers were forced to accept the toxic COVID jabs at a higher
frequency relative to the general population.
This, I believe, is the
real answer to why they're dying at a disproportionate rate.
As for children under 4, well, toxins tend to be more dangerous to
younger children, so it's no great shock that the death rate for
children has risen more than the rate of older people.
After all, we're now
giving these toxic COVID jabs to babies as young as 6 months old.
Manipulation Hides Real Cause of Death
As mentioned, the leading causes of death in 2021 were,
Data analysis by The
Ethical Skeptic 15 - self-described as a former intelligence officer
and strategist - shows cancer deaths are now being mislabeled as COVID deaths.
The suspicion is that
this is an effort to hide the fact that,
the COVID shots have
resulted in soaring cancer rates...
Seven of the 11 International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes
tracked by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics -
including cancer - saw sharp upticks starting in the first week of
April 2021, which is when large swaths of the American population
were getting their first COVID jabs.
According to The Ethical Skeptic's analysis of U.S. Morbidity and
Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) data, the CDC has been filtering and
redesignating cancer deaths as COVID deaths since Week 14 of 2021 to
eliminate the cancer signal. 16
The following two charts illustrate how cancer mortality is being
As explained by The
Ethical Skeptic: 17,18
"The set dynamics are
complex, but the principle is straightforward.
When a death cert
lists Cancer as the UCoD [underlying cause of death] and COVID
as MCoD [main cause of death] - the UCoD & MCoD are being
swapped, and COVID is being listed as the UCoD 100% (425/wk).
"This results in 20%
of all COVID deaths each week, also happening to be persons
dying of Cancer - which is egregiously higher than it should be.
This is clear
over-attribution = equates to exactly the difference between the
Cancer and All Other ICD-10 code lag curves."
The problem facing the CDC, is...
What does one do when COVID
Mortality is no longer substantial enough, to conceal the excess
So, to rephrase, what The Ethical Skeptic is saying is that 20% of
the weekly so-called COVID deaths are cancer deaths, which is rather
Swapping the underlying
and main causes of death, listing COVID as the main cause, hides (to
some degree) the fact that cancer deaths are going through the roof.
According to his analysis, the COVID shot is killing 7,300 Americans
per week. COVID, meanwhile, is killing 1,740 people. 19
What will the CDC
blame when COVID disappears, and they can no longer swap the
underlying and main cause of death designations?
Time will tell...
In the meantime, cancer is already one of the leading causes that is
prematurely killing Americans, and uncontrollable turbo-charged
cancers only started to occur after the rollout of the COVID jabs.
Director Blames Christian Misinformation
Former National Institutes of Health director Dr.
recently suggested misinformation spread by White Evangelical
Christians are driving vaccine hesitancy, and that it's this
religious "culture war" that is killing Americans.
Collins either has an agenda or is seriously confused, as statistics
show whites in general had the highest COVID jab uptake rates when
the jabs came out, and people who took it were far more likely to
promote the jab than discourage it.
As reported by the Kaiser
Family Foundation: 21
"... federal data
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show
that 78% of the total population in the United States have
received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine ...
Over the course of the vaccination rollout, Black and Hispanic
people have been less likely than their White counterparts to
receive a vaccine, but these disparities have narrowed over time
and reversed for Hispanic people."
Christians in general
also haven't been particularly "hesitant" about getting the jab.
An investigation by the
Public Religion Research Institute found 22 56% of white evangelical
protestants got jabbed, as did 74% of White mainline protestants and
79% of white Catholics.
For some reason, the jab
rates among Black religious affiliations were not assessed, so we
have no idea whether religion has influenced Blacks to reject the
Bear in mind, the COVID jab rate for the U.S. as a whole (one dose
or more) is 79%, 23 so Christians in general are about as average as
you can get.
protestants have a significantly lower rate, but is Collins
suggesting white evangelicals are causing Blacks to reject the jab -
because Blacks had, and still have, the lowest jab rates. 24
The Use of
Scapegoats Is a Classic Prejudice Builder
As detailed in "Vaccines Are the New 'Purity Test'," the Nazis used
a four-step process for dehumanizing Jews, 25
By scapegoating Jews as
dirty and diseased, the German public was indoctrinated into
agreeing with, or at least going along with, the Nazis' genocidal
Over the past three years, we've seen how government officials have
repeatedly tried to pin blame for the spread of COVID on one
specific group or another.
narratives didn't stick in the long term, but they did do
significant harm for a time.
Collins' attack on evangelical Christians is just the latest example
of how they try to maintain control by seeding division among races,
religious and political groups.
The more we distrust
and fear each other, the less we pay attention to the real
But, in order for this
the division attempt to work, there must be a target, a scapegoat,
toward which people can direct their frustration.
COVID-19 is now endemic
and a rare threat to anyone. COVID narratives are simply being
recycled to keep the fear of illness and distrust among people
It's important to realize, though, that
fear is the No. 1 destroyer
The greater your fear, the more you'll obey, and the
more you obey, the more freedom you must give up.
relinquished are never voluntarily given back by those in power.
People throughout the
ages have always had to fight to regain freedoms lost...
1, 6 CDC
Provisional Life Expectancy Estimates for 2021, August 2022
York Times August 31, 2022 (Archived)
3, 5, 7, 9 CDC
NCHS Data Brief December 2022
Press release July 21, 2021
8, 10 USA
Today December 22, 2022
11, 23, 24 USA
Facts COVID Vaccine Tracker
World in Data Excess Mortality During COVID Pandemic
Malone Substack January 2, 2022
Ethical Skeptic August 20, 2022, Part 1
The Ethical Skeptic July 16, 2022
The Ethical Skeptic October 2, 2022, Corrected chart
The Ethical Skeptic October 1, 2022
The Ethical Skeptic September 29, 2022
Kirsch Substack February 5, 2022
July 14, 2022
September 22, 2021
Hitler's Four-Step Process for Dehumanizing the Jews