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UK: long-term excess mortality, but not for Covid …

Deaths in Great Britain are on the rise , but not from covid . One of the world's leading cancer experts said that lockdown policies are still having an impact on excess mortality, describing what happened as a "national scandal".

The Telegraph reported that 9,300 more people than usual have died in the past four months from causes unrelated to Covid-19.

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that England and Wales have recorded 20,823 more deaths than the five-year average over the past 18 weeks. Only 11,531 deaths involved the CCP virus.

The rise in the number of deaths has prompted experts such as Professor Carl Heneghan, director of the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford, to call for an urgent investigation into the matter.

" We urgently need to understand what is going wrong and an investigation into the causes is the basis for understanding how further unnecessary deaths can be prevented ," he told the publication. Experts expect the death toll to rise again in the coming weeks.

Professor Karol Sikora, a consultant oncologist and professor of medicine at the University of Buckingham Medical School says:

" What seems to be happening is that the higher death rate due to the accumulation of cases and the lack of access to health care ", " It is a national scandal ".

In the past , Professor Sikora had already stated that the effects of the lockdown would go far beyond the covid and the effects brought by the virus, inviting us to pay attention to what could have happened. Furthermore, the professor noted that the number of deaths from undiagnosed or treated cancers will have repercussions for a long time.

The number of deaths rises and falls in winter and from lung infections, not only COVID, but also flu and colds. However, this does not take into account that, every day, in winter and summer, a thousand people in Britain will be told that they have cancer for the first time. These patients have been strongly affected by the lockdown policies. According to the professor, the effects were multiple:

  • first of all on a psychological level, the invitation to "Stay safe at home" invited many not to participate in check-ups or diagnostics,
  • therefore the hospitals were unable to meet the normal demand for diagnostics for cancer pathologies.
  • therefore it was not able to meet the therapeutic requests.

All three have almost certainly led to an increase in non-COVID deaths. Some of these, such as delays in cancer treatment, heart therapies and heart attack surgery, will lead to excess mortality. That's why we are seeing an excess of mortality, ”he said.

Statistics also revealed that the number of deaths in private homes was 40.9 percent above the five-year average. An important effect of the fact that people no longer seek medical assistance.

People dying at home have increased and this is strange. It is a side effect of COVID and the side effect of changes in people who do not want to seek medical assistance and the lack of capacity in the system to deal with them, ”he concluded.

Already at the beginning of the lockdown, critics such as Ivor Cummins pointed out that " that lockdown / masking policies would be counterproductive ".

Cummings added that " real-world data has shown that lockouts are very ineffective and that, at best, they could postpone relatively few (mostly elderly / frail) deaths ."

So governments have been wrong from the beginning, according to experts, how to solve the covid epidemic. Closure policies will have minimally reduced cases of lung disease, but they have, and will have, long-term effects on mortality from other diseases. Of course, no one will ever make a serious critical analysis of what has happened. Our society has become too crude to afford constructive criticism. If you assign power to a small and self-referential group this will always confirm your hypothesis, and will never seek an alternative path.

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This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/uk-mortalita-in-eccesso-a-lungo-termine-ma-non-per-il-covid/ on Sun, 21 Nov 2021 09:00:07 +0000.