According to official data released recently, the number of deaths per million residents of Israel was 5,145 in 2016; keep in mind that 2016 was “coronavirus free”.
Fast forward to 2020, and that number skyrocketed to 5,276. And yes, before you ask, 2020 was the year of the plague, also known as Sars-Cov2 or Covid-19, depending on whom you ask. Or, maybe Rona for friends.
Are you scared yet?
Coronavirus has thus far claimed approximately 2.3 million lives across the world. In Israel last week the number of deaths from the disease passed the 5,000 mark, with most of the victims (87%) aged 65 and older.
The appearance of the virus in Israel was accompanied by vigorous debate in the media and there were those who claimed that it was “a hyped-up flu.” At the same time there were professionals at the Ministry of Health who maintained that it was a dangerous and lethal disease. An evaluation of the data for mortality in Israel nearly a year since the outbreak of the pandemic provides an answer, albeit a partial one, to this puzzle. The mortality data for 2020 indicate that 48.6 thousand people in Israel died during this year. The number of deaths in 2020 is high, as compared to the four preceding years.
However, since the population of the country increased over the course of the year, the mortality rate (the number of deaths in relation to the size of the population) must also be taken into account. In 2020, the mortality rate was 5,300 people for every million residents, as compared to about 5,100 deaths on average for the years 2016-2019 (during which the rate ranged from 5,010 to 5,150). In other words, in 2020, the excess mortality (the number of deaths from all causes as compared to what one would expect to see under normal conditions) was about 1,700 people. Most of the excess mortality is found among older people.
It’s already established that lockdowns kill people. As in, if people are not able to go to the hospital to treat chronic disease, or anything else by that matter, other than the flu (covid), a lot of people will die unnecessarily.
Moreover, deaths of despair/suicides are shooting up all over the world. Hence, the lockdowns alone should increase the number of deaths per million, nevermind covid. However, the tiny increase is totally irrelevant if you come to think about it.
So, where is the “plague” ?
The “coronavirus death toll” is all deaths from the flu and pneumonia, plus deaths from heart attacks and various cancers, sometimes car crashes. The whole thing is actually a hoax. New people are not dying.
But your freedom is dead.
Remember when they said this would end with the vaccine?