This Was Never About Saving Lives: Restrictive Public Health Lockdowns Likely Caused 170,000+ NON-Covid Excess Deaths Among Working-Age Americans, New Study Shows
A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has revealed that crippling and restrictive public health measures implemented throughout the Covid-19 pandemic were the most likely cause of a staggering 170,000+ non-Covid excess deaths among young Americans in 2020 and 2021.
What’s more, the number of deaths is likely to end up being even higher, as researchers have yet to scrutinize an additional 72,000 “unmeasured Covid deaths,” which could easily turn out to have been individuals who died ‘with’ the virus instead of ‘because’ of it. The Economist, which was cited in the NBER study, found the number to be even larger, at 199,000+, when factoring in unmeasured Covid deaths.
All in all, the US mortality rate for working-age adults was 26% higher than pre-pandemic levels.
From the NBER study:
“Summing our estimates across causes and age groups, we estimate 171,000 excess non-Covid deaths through the end of 2021 plus 72,000 unmeasured Covid deaths. The Economist has assembled national-level mortality data from around the world and obtains a similar U.S. estimate, which is 199,000 (including any unmeasured Covid) or about 60 persons per 100,000 population (Global Change Data Lab 2022)…
…While Covid deaths overwhelmingly afflict senior citizens, absolute numbers of non-Covid excess deaths are similar for each of the 18-44, 45-64, and over-65 age groups, with essentially no aggregate excess deaths of children. Mortality from all causes during the pandemic was elevated 26 percent for working-age adults (18-64), as compared to 18 percent for the elderly. “
The study, which was cited in The Australian and a New York Times op-ed this week, also found that the numbers remained consistent in other Western nations that implemented hard lockdowns to combat the spread of the virus – a key distinction.
According to researchers, the only Western country that did not experience this monumental jump in excess death was Sweden, which refrained from forcing its citizens to endure the widely-accepted, dystopian public health measures.
Again, this was never about saving lives.
The NBER study continues:
“For the European Union as a whole, the estimate is near-identical at 64 non-Covid excess deaths per 100K. In contrast, the estimate for Sweden is -33, meaning that non-Covid causes of death were somewhat low during the pandemic. We suspect that some of the international differences are due to the standard used to designate a death as Covid, but perhaps also Sweden’s result is related to minimizing the disruption of its citizen’s normal lifestyles.
Following the study’s release, even the New York Times was forced to acknowledge the massive spike in excess death and its relation to the public health response it promoted so steadfastly, admitting that “the rate of death from all causes for younger adults has risen by a bigger percentage than has the rate of death from all causes for old people.”
Obviously, something that should not be the case with a virus that disproportionately affects the elderly, and has a 99.995% recovery rate or higher for children and young people.
Like many other recent studies, the NBER’s findings highlight a troubling reality and demonstrate clearly that the restrictive public health measures did nothing other than exacerbate the Covid-19 problem by causing untold damage in every aspect of human life. Unfortunately, America and the rest of the world will be paying the price for years to come, especially with the damning early results on the long-term effects of the experimental Covid-19 vaccine.
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