USA: + 24% white-collar mortality in 2021. Why?

According to US life insurance data reported by The Epoch Times , the increase in non-COVID-19 deaths in the working-age population during the summer and fall of last year affected white-collar workers more than blue-collar workers. employees.

In the white-collar sector, mortality increased by 24% over the period covered by the data (April 2020-September 2021). Less than 64% of these have been attributed to COVID-19. In the blue-collar sector, mortality increased by 19%, of which more than 80% was attributed to COVID-19.

As previously reported by The Epoch Times, early age mortality was particularly high in the 12 months ending in October 2021, where there was a peak in excess mortality of more than 40% in the age group 18 to 49 years, compared to the same period in 2018-2019, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) death certificate. Most of the excess deaths have not been attributed to COVID-19.

A recent study by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), an international professional organization, corroborates the CDC data. It is based on a survey of group life insurance providers who provided data on claims made from 2017 to 2021 and reported to insurers by 30 September 2021 (pdf).

Life insurance data shows an increase in excess mortality from the second quarter of 2020, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, including a particularly strong increase in the third quarter of 2021: 39% more than it would have been expected based on 2017-2019 data. That quarter was exceptionally devastating for the 25–34, 35–44, 45–54 and 55–64 age groups, where mortality increased 81%, 117%, 108% and 70% above the line, respectively. Basic.

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 accounted for about three-quarters of the excess mortality during the 18 months surveyed. But among people under the age of 45, COVID-19 accounted for less than 38 percent of excess deaths, the study says.

Of the industries with the highest number of deaths from COVID-19, the hardest hit was the public administration with nearly 13,000 life-threatening claims related to the disease. Yet those accounted for only less than 52 percent of the industry's excess mortality, which increased by 24 percent during the months of the pandemic. What are all these extra deaths due to?

Other industries that employ many white-collar workers have also experienced high excess mortality, such as 22% of both medical practice and educational services employees. Claims related to COVID-19 accounted for nearly 80% and 70% of the peak, respectively.

In contrast, mortality in heavy metal and steel production increased by 9%, with COVID-19 more than responsible for the entire spike. Indeed, non-COVID-19 mortality has dropped by a few percentage points in this industry. So employees die more, workers less …

The study did not go into detail on the non-COVID-19 causes of excess deaths.

The CDC has not yet released fully detailed cause of death data for the recent period, but an earlier analysis by The Epoch Times, informed by conversations with state authorities and experts, revealed several potential causes of excess mortality, including underestimation of the effects of COVID-19, drug overdose, alcohol-related diseases and injury possibly caused by COVID-19 vaccines.

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