I mentioned the charts derived from the CDC deaths database which show excess deaths by cause for the US and each state. I have published these several times before because they clearly show that people are dying because of the lockdowns and the terror campaign and will keep dying from it for years. Below are the current charts derived from that database. PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NOT CV-19 DEATHS, although it is possible that some of the people could have had missed infections. These are excess deaths that do not have CV-19 on the death certificate. They are sorted by primary cause.
In health care we have what are referred to as “ambulatory care sensitive conditions”. That means if someone gets regular routine care for the disease or condition, they should not experience acute exacerbations that result in hospitalizations or death. This includes diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease. Going to the ER or urgent care when one is experiencing symptoms, like chest pain, light headedness, failing asleep, of these diseases is also important to avoid bad outcomes. There are other conditions, cancer being the most notorious, for which early diagnosis is critically linked to a good prognosis. Early diagnosis requires regular screening and doctor visits. Now look at both the US and the Minnesota chart–what do you see.
You see the effects of the national and state terror campaigns which kept people away from health care for fear of getting CV-19. Little Timmy Walz and Jan Malcolm never missed an opportunity to terrorize people into staying in their basements and avoiding all human contact, including for necessary health care. And the EHR and claims data show that people missed all kinds of needed care, including cancer screenings, diabetes, heart disease and other routine care. And their disease got worse and some of them died. And more of these people died at home, because they didn’t go to the ER with that chest pain.
And there on that chart is the evidence–diabetes, heart disease and hypertension all had significant excess deaths nationally and in Minnesota. So did cancer, which was higher than the national rate in Minnesota–because Little Timmy’s terror campaign was particularly egregious and effective. Now let’s talk about the other big excess death category–dementias. Do you recall Little Timmy ordering that no one could visit nursing home residents. That is a lot of dementia patients. And the lack of any social contact literally killed them. It is euphemistically called “failure to thrive” but it means they gave up because no one cared about them.
I said this in the last post on excess deaths and I mean it–every one of these deaths and those to come in future years are the direct responsibility of Walz and Malcolm. They ignored, consciously and intentionally, the broader public health in their haste to minimize CV-19 deaths for which they might be criticized. Dave points out below that the excess deaths not due to CV-19 are already a significant percent of the CV-19 deaths. I have said forever that the response to CV-19 was going to kill at least as many people as CV-19 and within a couple of years it will have. If we counted CV-19 deaths correctly, there already would be as many terror campaign deaths. Remember this when you see Walz’ lying ads about his great epidemic response.
And Alex Berenson et al should stop their lying about excess deaths being linked to the vaccines–when you look at it by cause, it is absolutely clear what caused these deaths.
- The CDC publishes a data dashboard displaying what they call “Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19”, here: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/
vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths. htm#dashboard. This dashboard also allows us to select for causes of death which do not have a COVID-19 diagnosis. It is important to note that this data on excess deaths is only an estimate, and there is a lengthy description and of the methodology and its limitations on the CDC web site. For our charts, we selected the twelfth dashboard, “Total number above average by cause”, and then plotted for both the United States and for Minnesota.
- Fig. 1 is the CDC estimate for non-Covid excess deaths by cause in Minnesota since the start of the pandemic, 2/1/2020. The total number of non-Covid excess deaths is 7,230. In comparison, the total Covid death toll, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, is 13,117 (available here: https://www.health.state.mn.
us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/ death.html). The non-Covid death toll is a significant fraction (55.1%) of the Covid death toll, and deserved much more effort from the state government and health authorities.
- Fig. 2 is the CDC estimate for non-Covid excess deaths by cause in the entire US, also since 2/1/2020. The total non-Covid excess deaths is 399,312. The total US Covid deaths according to the CDC is 1,043,171 (available here: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-
data-tracker/#datatracker-home ). The ratio of non-Covid to Covid excess deaths for the US is 38.3%, quite a bit lower than the Minnesota proportion. However, we do not know if all states are consistent in how Covid deaths are assigned, and we do not know if all states have roughly equal non-Covid excess deaths on a per capita basis.