Deaths from all causes in England are now running 20 per cent below the five year average according to official figures release by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) today, but as usual those dismalist prophets of doom and gloom known collectively as scientistsare warning us that we should still be wearing masks and running off to a vaccination centre for an armful of toxic shite because the Indian Variant is waiting to get us.
Data from the Continuous Mortality Monitor from the Institute and
Faculty of Actuaries shows cumulative mortality in England and Wales for
2021 is now just 1.1 per cent above the 2011-2020 average. This continues a trend established in January. Though vaccine roll out is credited for the reduction the figure refers to deaths from all causes and anyway as the UK vaccine roll out only began in January, vanccine could not possibly have been a factor.
When compared to the 10-year average, deaths are now 31 per cent below normal, with 3,588 fewer deaths expected in the week ending May 7. It has been suggested that the reduction in deaths is due to many old, frail and vulnerable people who would have typically died around now in fact died several weeks or months earlier from coronavirus. It has always been reported by this blog that while not in itself a killer, COVID did give a lot of people who were at death's door anyway, a final push to get through.
Lockdown and social distancing is also cedited with keep other respiratory viruses low, so fewer people are dying from conditions such as flu or pneumonia, according to experts. To somebody with s qualification in statistics however, it is the work of a few minutes to crunch a few numbers and find that totalling reductions in deaths from other causes such as cancer, cardio - vascular problems, well known respiratory diseases, diabetes, dementia and just about everything else closely corresponds with the numbers of deaths ascribed to COVID.
Latest figures from the ONS record that in week ending May 7, there were 1,706 fewer deaths than the previous week and 1,955 fewer than the five-year average, which is 19.7 per cent lower than normal for England and Wales. In England deaths are 20.2 per cent below the five-year average.