Since the beginning of the year, 3,000 more people than expected have died in Switzerland, something that experts are struggling to explain, reported 20 Minutes.
In 2020, 1,500 more people had died than expected by the end of August. In 2021, the same number was 1,300. This year the difference is 3,000 extra deaths, more than double the gap in previous years.
Part of the explanation is a quirk of the forecast. The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) forecast fewer deaths in 2022, following the spike in deaths caused by Covid-19 in 2020 and 2021. But this unlikely to explain all of the difference because there were more deaths over the three summer months of 2022 than over the same periods in 2020 and 2021.
Two theories, possibly together, for the unexpected deaths are heatwaves and Covid-19. Epidemiologist Christian Althaus from the University of Bern thinks Covid-19 infections combined with heatwaves could be behind higher deaths. Heart disease is made worse by Covid-19. This in turn makes a patient more vulnerable to high temperatures. Martin Röösli, another epidemiologist, thinks former Covid-19 patients might also be more vulnerable to the effects of heatwaves.
However, at this stage Switzerland’s unexpected deaths remain an open question.
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This is being reported in virtually all countries. There are tons of videos and written reports of even professional athletes dropping dead for no good reason. Insurance companies report excess deaths up to 40% above normal.
Why does the article not point out the obvious connection with the Covid-vaxxes, which we all know are linked to blood clots and myocarditis? Is it taboo to speak of such things?
Le News says
“The COVID-19 vaccines are rigorously tested and monitored and deemed safe for controlling the pandemic. Serious adverse effects and deaths related to the vaccine are uncommon and very rare…Drawing a hasty conclusion that the vaccines are linked to the recent claim of death based on spontaneous happening is not scientifically valid. Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines is highly favorable.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8511593/
“Safety data from more than 298 million doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine administered in the first 6 months of the US vaccination programme show that most reported adverse events were mild and short in duration.” https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(22)00054-8/fulltext