There have been 15,357 excess non-Covid deaths registered in England and Wales in the 17 weeks since April 23rd, according to the latest official data from the Office for National Statistics, released on Wednesday. This is 9.5% more than expected, based on an average of the previous five years.
In the week ending August 19th, the most recent week for which data are available, 10,982 deaths were registered in England and Wales, which is 1,719 (18.6%) above the five-year average for the week. Of these, 551 mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate as a contributory cause and 354 mentioned COVID-19 as underlying cause, leaving 1,365 deaths from a different underlying cause.
At the Daily Sceptic we have been following what appears to be a correlation between the spring fourth dose booster rollout among over-75s in England and a wave of now over 15,300 non-Covid excess deaths that are currently unexplained. Vaccine researcher Dr. Theo Schetters has highlighted a similar correlation in the Netherlands and raised concerns that the vaccines may be contributing to the deaths.
The correlation in England and Wales, which was strong during the spring and early summer, has not continued, as deaths have remained high while booster doses have tailed off, as depicted below in the chart showing deaths by date of occurrence. This may be an indication of ongoing vaccine injury, perhaps in conjunction with the effects of previous Covid infection, or the operation of another cause.
The picture is actually worse than it looks because after the 148,000 excess deaths of the past two and a half years we would expect a significant amount of mortality displacement, so there should be fewer deaths than normal. On other hand, the ageing population will counteract that effect to some degree.
Following a welcome intervention from Oxford’s Professor Carl Heneghan, the Government has now said it is looking into what lies behind the unusual level of deaths. However, the vaccines have not as yet been mentioned as a possible contributory factor, despite the deaths being largely cardiovascular in nature and the vaccines having known adverse effects on the heart and circulatory system. It is hard to see how the vaccines can be ruled out without proper investigation of the person-specific data by vaccination status as well as autopsies conducted with the possibility of vaccine injury in mind.
The fact that cancer deaths are not above average counts against the suggestion that the main cause of the deaths is denial of healthcare access during the pandemic.
Proper investigation, which takes into account the possibility that vaccine injury is contributing to the trend, is called for.
Stop Press: The study led by Dr. Peter Doshi, an Editor of the BMJ, which analysed data from the Covid mRNA vaccine trials and found the vaccines were more likely to put you in hospital through serious adverse effects than keep you out through protecting you from Covid, has now been peer-reviewed and published in Vaccine.