In a very recent article (almost immediately pulled, but still available on the Wayback Machine), Yanni Gu has written about a study conducted by Genevieve Briand, assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University.
In a critical analysis of the effect of the Covid-19 virus on U. S. deaths, using data from the CDC, Briand found that from early February to early September:
Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19. Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase is not seen from the CDC data. In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.
50,000 to 70,000 deaths are seen both before and after COVID-19, indicating that this number of deaths was normal long before COVID-19 emerged…not only has COVID-19 had no effect on the percentage of deaths of older people, but it has also not increased the total number of deaths.
These data analyses suggest that in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.
Now, this is starting to look interesting. A bona fide, heavyweight researcher from Johns Hopkins University has come out with numbers which do not coincide with those officially promoted as gospel. In fact, Briand’s study has concluded that Covid-19 has caused virtually no more deaths in society than would have happened in any normal year.
It’s no wonder the link to the study was pulled as soon as it hit the Internet. Obviously, someone did not want this information to become public knowledge!
U.S. total deaths for six months, from mid-March to mid-September, totaled about 1.7 million, of which 200,000, or 12% of total deaths, are COVID-19-related. If you extrapolate these numbers to encompass an entire year, the number of deaths would equal about 3.4 million, which is only slightly higher than the average of the last five years. Factoring in a growing population might easily explain the increase–larger population equals more deaths.
The official number of Covid related deaths in 2020 through mid-November is about 260, 000. Six months, 200, 000 deaths, 33, 333 deaths/month. Eight months, 260, 000 deaths, 32, 500 deaths/month. Near enough to equal to satisfy any statistician. In other words, the number of deaths due to Covid has held steady throughout eight months of the year.
When Briand started digging deep into the numbers, though, she found that there were significant anomalies in them. For instance, even though there was a substantial increase in the reported Covid deaths, there was also a corresponding decrease in deaths from other causes AND that these two very nearly cancelled each other. Furthermore, heart disease is always the #1 killer in the U. S, but Briand found that in some weeks, Covid was listed as the most common cause of death, over and above heart disease.
From the article by Gu:
“When Briand looked at the 2020 data during that seasonal period, COVID-19-related deaths exceeded deaths from heart diseases. This was highly unusual since heart disease has always prevailed as the leading cause of deaths. However, when taking a closer look at the death numbers, she noted something strange. As Briand compared the number of deaths per cause during that period in 2020 to 2018, she noticed that instead of the expected drastic increase across all causes, there was a significant decrease in deaths due to heart disease. Even more surprising, as seen in the graph below, this sudden decline in deaths is observed for all other causes. “
“This trend is completely contrary to the pattern observed in all previous years. Interestingly, as depicted in the table below, the total decrease in deaths by other causes almost exactly equals the increase in deaths by COVID-19. This suggests, according to Briand, that the COVID-19 death toll is misleading. Briand believes that deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia may instead be recategorized as being due to COVID-19.”
This anomaly is impossible to explain except to say that the data were manipulated for some unknown, but highly suspect, purpose. In fact, when young men dying in motorcycle accidents are classified as a Covid-related death, then it is natural to assume that many other deaths have also been attributed to this “exorbitantly mortal disease”. According to Gu:
“The CDC classified all deaths that are related to COVID-19 simply as COVID-19 deaths. Even patients dying from other underlying diseases but are infected with COVID-19 count as COVID-19 deaths. This is likely the main explanation as to why COVID-19 deaths drastically increased while deaths by all other diseases experienced a significant decrease.”
And Briand sums it up quite nicely.
“All of this points to no evidence that COVID-19 created any excess deaths. Total death numbers are not above normal death numbers. We found no evidence to the contrary.”
In other words, since the total number of deaths from all causes has remained remarkably steady, before the appearance of Covid and after, it can be deduced that the virus is not the existential threat nor uncompromising killer that it has been hyped to be. In other words, it is no more dangerous and deadly than other seasonal illnesses we are accustomed to enduring.
In other words, we have been lied to from the very beginning and, as I noted earlier, it is no wonder that someone tried to pull the plug on this very revealing information.
What is the difference this year? Hype. The constant drumbeat in the media 24/7 shrieking about the “pandemic” and the fear and panic generated by it.
Why? Answer that question for yourself.