a preliminary look at 2021 full year all cause mortality
I will add that Sweden doesn't have a populace with nearly 50% adults obese and nearly 1 in 3 with prediabetes and millions more with actual diabetes. We took in unvetted and unvaxxed millions across the southern border, and when Texas was with hospitals full of delta COVID last summer, it was the Mexicans crossing over to see Tia and then heading to the hospital sick with the WuFlu. Americans are fatter and sicker, and thus more susceptible to all cause mortality at an earlier and more complicated death. However, we were lied to about all aspects of this virus, lies about the mortality, lies about the morbidity, lies about age, even gender stratification. Not to mention the whole "sit at home and do nothing if you feel sick and don't come to ER until your lips are blue" with zero acceptance of outpatient treatment. Pure unbridled canceling, board complaints, and license revocations for those doctors that dared speak up. I will never forget when the beaches and parks were closed in "free state" Florida because...being outside getting exercise was going to spread the virus. I thank God DeSantis realized the error of his ways and listened to other viewpoints to open up the state, but it could have gone the way of Ohio. The whole thing is nauseating.
Sweden was already completely committed to digital ID/currency prior to the "pandemic". They didn't need the Boogeyman of Covid to justify bringing in that level of state supervision. If you'd all just comply, take your Vax and install this app, we could get back to normal. Just like the Swedes.
Sweden and Florida do not exist, comrade. Australia and China should be applauded and emulated. Freedom is slavery, we’re all in this together.
What's the best place to purchase bulk quantities of pitchforks and torches?
Sweden is also highly vaccinated, so kind of indication, that vaccines as fortunately not killing people en masses
totalitarian progressive leaders went all in for zero covid, an impossible goal, taht caused harms we will not work through for 50 years. the most harmed are the children between new born abd 4 when the panicdemoneum was imposed.
But nonetheless Stefan Lofgren was coup'd and replaced by a WEF puppet who is currently bringing in restrictions "because of the transmissibility of omicron" and pushing vaccines harder. I think we were all astonished that a country so in the grip of wokeism in other respects stuck to the workmanlike honesty of Anders Tegnell. Welp, that anomaly was in fact an anomaly.
Also, should be noted, in the early days in Sweden, something like half of all deaths were in the African immigrant population with dangerously low vit D levels. They were not into the oily fish AND they naturally can't produce much D in the northern lats.
I live in Sweden now, last 3 years, so I don’t get much exposure now to American media. And I don’t speak Swedish, so I don’t read or watch their news channels either. But there are plenty of serious Swedish data nerds and whatnot, writing in english. Tommy Lennhamn is a constant source of good analysis. His site here:
Notice Swedish ICU occupancy via covid for 2020 and 2021 (the middle graph). The sum of the figures for weekly Swedish ICU occupancy from covid are approximately 5000 patients total, the same in each year, 2020 (blue) and 2021 (orange):
So is that accurate? I eyeballed the Swedish Covid ICU graph and see about 5000 covid ICU patients in each year, 2020 and 2021. But, I’m eyeballing weekly ICU occupancy figures, and some patients are in hospital less than a week and some more than a week. So what are the actual number of covid patients in ICU in 2020 and 2021?
The author of this website cites official data:
(Covid) Cases ICUs Dead
2020 454758 4178.0 9817.0
2021 882235 4075.0 5494.0
According to this my rough estimate was pretty close. Actual Swedish ICU covid patient totals are 4178 in 2020 and 4075 in 2021.
This is in a country of 11,000,000 people.
Covid deaths are different but all-cause deaths in Sweden are normal and near all time low:
Now I’m wondering about hospitalization and ICU for “all respiratory diseases”. Recently I saw a graph of annual hospitalization and death from diseases of the respiratory system, absolute numbers in Germany since 1980.
Back to Sweden:
4000 patients in ICU per year are the cause of understaffed hospitals in a country of 11 million?
11 million people should be injected with exotic pharma products because 4000 people are in ICU with respiratory illness?
How many of those 4000 would be in ICU anyway, if SARS-Cov-2 had never existed? Other viral respiratory contagions would not have been present? ICU admissions for severe respiratory disease would not have occurred at a similar rate?
Sweden is also highly vaccinated, so it seems to give lie to the idea being floated around that the vaccines are responsible for the increases in death. It may be the fallout from the lockdowns and authoritarianism that are the primary causes of untimely death - drug abuse, suicide, weight gain, lack of cancer screenings, etc.
Gato where do you think harms from the vaxxes themselves fall into all of this. Not only were there were unintended harms from the non-pharm mitigation measures but the vaxxes prob killed people that would not otherwise have died.
A possible boosting factor in higher all-cause mortality is this combination I've not yet seen mentioned: in areas with lengthy lock-downs, there was of course the combination of people not obtaining medical care because they were afraid to leave their homes and/or the lack of open medical facilities even if they were brave enough to venture out. This, as Gato notes, would logically lead to foregone care and/or the diagnosis of serious conditions that might have been treatable if caught early. Now beginning in December 2020 with the mas vaccination campaigns. The mRNA jabs have the potential side effect of depleting the immune system, leading to resurgence of cancers, exacerbating (or creating) heart and circulatory damage, autoimmune issues, and miscellaneous damage. Thus, it logical to assume that some fraction of those who lacked for care early in the pandemic and then took the jabs are doubly damned.
Just commented on your friday article re lockdown impacts - behind on my reading! It would be interesting to look at cancer screenings and health backlogs by nation. Instinctively you would have expected the negative impact of lockdowns to hit later, if they really are hitting mortality rates already, that does not bode well for the next few years.
These articles are interesting, and I do appreciate El Gato sharing his knowledge of statistics. But, the question is and has been since the beginning of this madness, where is the proof that Covid exists? And why doesn't El Gato address what is surely the biggest elephant in the room? It's called playing the game; selling half-truths to keep as many sheep in the fold as possible.
The "virus" was "discovered" by introducing polymerase and reverse transcriptase into samples of lung fluid taken from 7 people whom we are told were among almost 200 people who were admitted into local Wuhan hospitals in December of 2019 and were observed to be experiencing pneumonia-like symptoms. These patients were given antibiotics for three days. When their condition hadn't improved, the "doctors" rushed to the conclusion that the pneumonia-like illness must have a viral origin. New alert: pneumonia is a very stubborn illness that does not immediately respond to antibiotics and sometimes does not respond at all; but that's a story for another day. It should go without saying that jumping to conclusions on the basis of extremely specious evidence is not scientific.
Anyhow, the polymerase found genetic material in the samples, because, well, that is what polymerase does; and there is not going to be any shortage of genetic material floating around in the lung fluid of any person who is experiencing pneumonia-like symptoms. Nevertheless, without making any attempt to identify the source of the genetic material that was found, the "scientists" jumped to the conclusion that the source of the genetic material must be some novel virus.
To-date, the "virus" has never been isolated and purified (unless you choose to believe the Chinese). As a result, no genomic sequencing has been done; which means that the "virus" cannot be identified on anything that even approaches a "scientific" level. For all anyone knows, every time a PCR test (don't forget that Kary Mullis, the inventor of the PCR tool, repeatedly said, before he was killed just before the plandemic hit, that PCR is not a diagnostic tool, it is an amplification tool) is administered, the genetic material found in the sample could have a different source. Polymerase cannot be programmed so that it searches for genetic material from a specific source. And, even if it could be programmed to look for genetic material from a specific source, it could not be programmed so as to search exclusively for "Covid" because no genomic sequencing of the "virus" has been performed. No genomic sequencing means no way to identify the virus.
The "virus" is a mental disorder. It exists in the heads of the mindless masses who rely on the MSM for their "information" and nowhere else. What does exist are the killing devices being labelled "vaccines" and the chemtrails containing aluminum nanoparticles and GMOs and rancid vegetable oils and soil so depleted of nutrients that the crops it produces are practically devoid of nutrients. These are the things people should be worrying about. Not a fucking "virus" that doesn't exist.
The part stress plays in bad health outcomes cannot be stressed enough, we have tens of millions of people who are convinced they are going to die if they get infected this causes enormous stress. Also this is just beginning, the economic shockwave is just arriving and once the peak arrives the numbers will go even higher.
All-cause mortality is one datapoint. Another datapoint, life expectancy, IMO, is far more important. While Covid-19 kills mostly 80 year old (median), the pandemic measures (lockdowns, 'vaccines') kill 40 year old (median). On top of increased ACM, we are killing younger population! The loss in life expectancy could be 4x-8x higher as a result of our misguided public health policy. People also suffered massive loss of income and retirement savings. We need accountability!