‘Slightly’ sounds innocent. Until you understand the context: it was already well above normal.
Excess mortality in the EU increased slightly in October 2022, after dropping in August and September. This followed a peak of +17% in July, which is the highest value to date in 2022 and unusually high for the month of July. Excess mortality in October 2022 was +10% of the average number of deaths for the same period in 2016-2019, and is +0.5% compared with September 2022.Eurostat1Archive. Archive,
Red line is my addition. To highlight “0” (average excess deaths 2016-2019).
Ireland’s went up too
A little more context is revealing.
… those Eurostat graphs show just ‘the pandemic years’ of 2020-2022.
EuroMOMO shows 2019 and 2018 as well.
Extra context which makes some things very obvious.
- pre-pandemic, excess deaths in summers returned close to ‘normal range’
- summer 2020 (pre-vaccine) mimicked those of 2019 and 2018 despite the dreaded ‘novel virus’ supposedly ravaging the world
- since late 2020, when the miracle injections arrived to save us, excess deaths have rarely returned to normal ranges
- summer 2022 excess deaths approximate winter 2018/19 (WTF?!)
- the area under the curves2People tend to focus on the peaks. But the area under the peak is key. Because the volume, the amount of space enclosed by a curve is key. is much larger than before the injections arrival
- 2People tend to focus on the peaks. But the area under the peak is key. Because the volume, the amount of space enclosed by a curve is key.