2.4.2 There has been NO unusual excess mortality.
Evidently, there were no unusual excess deaths reported in 2020 in comparison to previous years anywhere on the planet. If anything, some countries saw lesser deaths in 2020 compared to 2019. Turns out 57 million die every year around the world, 10 million of them in India. There was no change in that, at the time of declaration of the “Pandemic”. Meanwhile, the overall global population continued to increase in 2020! Hospitals were never unusually burdened.
30 facts you NEED to know: Your Covid Cribsheet by Kit Knightly
The press has called 2020 the UK’s “deadliest year since world war two”, but this is misleading because it ignores the massive increase in the population since that time. A more reasonable statistical measure of mortality is Age-Standardised Mortality Rate (ASMR):
By this measure, 2020 isn’t even the worst year for mortality since 2000, In fact since 1943 only 9 years have been better than 2020.
Similarly, in the US the ASMR for 2020 is only at 2004 levels:
For a detailed breakdown of how Covid affected mortality across Western Europe and the US click here. What increases in mortality we have seen could be attributable to non-Covid causes [facts 7.0, 9.0 & 19.0].
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