The UK Mirror ran a completely un-self-aware article yesterday headlined, “‘Brits are dying in their tens of thousands - and we don’t really have any idea why’.” The sub-headline explained, “Tens of thousands more Brits died than usual from May to December 2022, excluding Covid as a cause of death, raising serious questions as to why so many died.”
From May to December last year, there were +32,441 excess deaths in England and Wales, not counting covid deaths. That’s 32,000 MORE deaths than normal. The media’s usually-reliable experts are having a hard time figuring out what’s going on.
As the Mirror drily noted, “experts aren’t quite sure why that is.”
Professor of Demography David Coleman, Emeritus, Oxford University, informed the Mirror that no one knows for sure what killed so many British last year. He pointed out that, since covid claimed so many elderly and infirm people, there SHOULD HAVE been a post-covid bounce in improved mortality.
But there wasn’t.
“Once those poor [vulnerable to covid] people have been packed off, the remaining population should be healthier, there should be a period afterwards where deaths are lower than usual, but that hasn’t happened,” bewildered Professor Coleman explained.