Written by Rodney Atkinson
This article was first published in Free Nations, and we re-publish with the kind permission of the author.
First of all let us consider the facts. In 1957 1.1m people world wide died of the flu. In England and Wales in the week of 5th to 11th January 2015 there were 15,000 deaths. So far there have been 1789 coronavirus deaths in the whole of the UK. “Excess winter deaths” in 2015 were 44,000. In 1999-2000 there were 48,000 excess winter deaths due to high flu levels.
Between January 1st and March 25th 2020 world wide deaths were: 21,297 by Coronavirus, 113,034 by Seasonal flu, 228,095 by Malaria and 249,904 by Suicide
I predict that the suicides from the economic and social effects of the economic lockdown will far exceed the number of deaths actually (see below) caused by the Coronavirus.
Given that reasons for suicide are hopelessness, isolation and poverty one wonders what 3 or 6 months of those attributes caused by Lockdown will do compared to the Coronavirus death rate! There are increasing reports of family killings and suicide in Britain as families face the desperation of lockdown and financial worry. A tragic case from Germany was the suicide of the Finance Director of the State of Hessen, Thomas Schaefer because he had become depressed about how to cope with the economic collapse due to the lockdown.
The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 13 March 2020 (week 11) was 11,019. The average number of deaths for the corresponding week over the previous five years was 11,205. The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in February 2020 was a decrease of 2,143 deaths in comparison with the same month in 2019.
Today winter is almost over and the total deaths attributed to coronavirus in the whole of the UK over February and March are a mere 1,789 – with probably only 90 of those as a result of the virus alone (see below).
WHAT ARE EXCESS DEATHS?
We must note that the term “excess winter deaths” is not used by politicians and “experts” in this crisis. Ministers and their experts had no answer to the journalist’s question about “how many would have died anyway?” Indeed they do not differentiate between those who “die of Coronavirus” and those who “die with Coronavirus”. I wonder why? A study in Italy showed that 88% of those who have died did not have “Coronavirus” as the cause of death on their death certificate!
“On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many had two or three,”
said Professor Walter Ricciardi scientific adviser to the Italian Ministry of Health.
Other statistics show that these “Coronavirus deaths” correlate with other health problems – in order of importance: 1. heart problems 2. diabetes 3 respiratory problems, all of which could also, of course, lead to death in a normal winter.
The very high death rate in Italy has many causes as we have noted in previous posts – poverty, pollution, an ageing population (Italian hospital patients’ average age is 67 whereas in China it was 46) Chinese migration, and a history of chronic respiratory illnesses three times worse than any other European country as Professor Yoram Lass has pointed out.
UK GOVERNMENT INCONSISTENCY
While warning daily of mass deaths and general armageddon, factual statements from the same authorities seem to contradict this “project fear”. Indeed a statement from the NHS made it clear that only 13 individuals out of 260 did not have underlying health conditions. So of the 1,789 deaths in the UK so far only some 89 might not have died in the normal course of events.
‘Patients were between 33 and 100 years old and all but 13 (aged between 63 and 99 years old) had underlying health conditions.’
And then on 19th March 2020, the Government officially announced that COVID-19 was no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK. It had originally been recommended that it be so designated but “now that more is know about COVID19” and mortality rates were lower than thought it is no longer seen as a “HCID”. The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID.
DRACONIAN AGAINST THEIR OWN PEOPLE BUT…
Stopping vehicles of legal citizens on the road but not stopping illegal migrants crossing the Channel,
Stopping family members visiting each other but allowing flights from coronavirus hotspots to land at Heathrow – see below,
accusing Chinese of human rights abuses but watching British police using drone spies, smashing up barbecues, blackening lakes in beauty spots and preventing easter egg sales.
The Government evacuated many Britons from Wuhan and forced them into quarantine for 14 days but did not force people from other flights out of China to go into quarantine but merely asked them to “self isolate if they felt unwell”!!!!
The Government seeks to “Save the NHS” even though it is the NHS (now to receive £170bn per year) whose lack of capacity to save us has led to a ruinous Lockdown. The NHS’s complete lack of care has been responsible for the deaths of hundreds in various hospital scandals and has for years been responsible for infections which kill more people than the UK Armed forces! By all means applaud doctors, surgeons and nurses as they risk infection – BUT THERE IS NO CALL TO APPLAUD THE NHS AND ITS VERY POOR TRACK RECORD!
(To be continued tomorrow with Part II)