Excess deaths climb at significant rate during pandemic

How many people have been harmed by mandates or vaccines?


In the past few months, a couple of concerning stories have emerged. Young, healthy people have suddenly died. Sarah Ann Mikesell, a 36-year-old graduate of Woodinville High School died suddenly at her apartment in Seattle according to an obituary. Jessica Berg Wilson died at age 37 last September. Clark County Today also reported on a 17-year-old female who died from a heart attack, one of three deaths in the state attributed to the vaccine.

An informal review of local obituaries found 38 individuals from Clark County under the age of 60 who had died in the first six weeks of this year. Four were in their 20’s, seven in their 30’s and 10 were in their 40’s. The final 17 were in their 50’s.

Against this backdrop, many citizens have expressed concerns about possible adverse effects caused by the vaccines. After all, these were new technologies, especially for the mRNA delivery system that targeted the spike protein. The viral vector, single shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been “paused” early on. It was approved and then again “paused” for injection. News reports indicate Johnson & Johnson recently ceased production.

Blood clots, myocarditis, pericarditis, and heart conditions began surfacing as more people were vaccinated. Stories of extremely healthy athletes suddenly collapsing or even dying appeared. Then there were stories of average citizens dying, like Mikesell and others.

Then there were delays in getting care. Two separate times surgeries and hospital admissions have been stopped or limited by executive orders from Gov. Jay Inslee. How many people got sicker or possibly died because of these delays in seeking medical care?

Jessica Berg Wilson was one of the first people to be identified in Washington state as having died from complications after receiving her COVID vaccination shot. Another female in her 30’s recently died in Seattle, with no cause of death yet listed. Overall, death rates during the pandemic have soared significantly. Graphic courtesy Jessica Berg Wilson obituary
Jessica Berg Wilson was one of the first people to be identified in Washington state as having died from complications after receiving her COVID vaccination shot. Another female in her 30’s recently died in Seattle, with no cause of death yet listed. Overall, death rates during the pandemic have soared significantly. Graphic courtesy Jessica Berg Wilson obituary

The head of the Washington State Hospital Association, Cassie Sauer, says there is now a backlog of people waiting for surgery, following the most recent Inslee order. She also clarified that any medical centers that were not overloaded were able to perform less urgent procedures during the pause.

Since Feb. 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate there have been 942,431 excess deaths in the U.S. One insurance company executive estimated that death rates are currently up 40 percent over what they were pre-pandemic. The insurance industry experienced the largest year-over-year increase in payouts since the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Separately, two executive orders by Gov. Jay Inslee kept people from getting what Inslee deemed as “elective” surgeries. Thousands of Washingtonians had medical procedures delayed. These range from colonoscopies to cancer care – anything that, if postponed, was not anticipated to cause harm to a patient within 90 days according to a recent emergency order.

In Washington, there were 3,173 “excess deaths” in 2021 according to the CDC data. That compares with 1,597 in 2017, 711 in 2018, 327 in 2019, and 943 in 2020. The Department of Health shows annual deaths from all causes were running about 54,000 per year in 2015 and 2016. They increased to 58,292 in 2019 and jumped to 63,173 in 2020, an 8 percent increase the first year of the pandemic.

The CDC explains that excess deaths are associated with COVID-19 directly or indirectly, typically defined as the difference between the observed number of deaths in specific time periods and the expected number of deaths in the same time periods.

Over the past year, there have been numerous stories of athletes suddenly collapsing on sports fields or during athletic competition. While the majority appear to be male, it has happened to females as well.

A new website has been documenting unexpected injuries or deaths, possibly linked to the COVID-19 vaccines. Goodsciencing.com is presently showing 649 athlete cardiac arrests, and 404 deaths following vaccination. The website describes Goodscience as:

“We are a small team of investigators, news editors, journalists, and truth seekers, now backed up by others, who are discovering pieces of information that we can investigate. It doesn’t really matter who we are. What really matters is that we care, carrying on an investigation and we’re presenting the evidence we’ve found, almost all of it documented in mainstream media publications.

An independent group has been tracking the number of athletes who have either had injuries or died, possibly due to the COVID-19 vaccines. This shows the numbers in 2020 and 2021. Graphic courtesy GoodScience.com
An independent group has been tracking the number of athletes who have either had injuries or died, possibly due to the COVID-19 vaccines. This shows the numbers in 2020 and 2021. Graphic courtesy GoodSciencing.com

They share stories from all over the world of people who tell their stories of negative health impacts following vaccination. Donald Parham, age 24 the Los Angeles Chargers tight end, collapsed in mid-air while taking a flying touchdown catch. He had received two COVID-19 vaccines and a booster.

Luke Willson, the 31-year-old former Seahawks tight end, retired a day after signing with the Seahawks. “After signing with the Seahawks yesterday, I have decided to walk away from the game of football,” Willson wrote. 

“This off-season I went through some health issues and spent numerous days in the hospital with a severe pericardial effusion,” he said. “That situation has really challenged me as an individual and changed my perspective on a lot of things with regards to my life. After reflecting on everything yesterday and being in the building, I have decided that it’s time for me to begin with the next chapter of my life.”

Matt Scherer, age 38, was a former Oregon Ducks runner who died in December. There is no cause of death. He ranks No. 4 on the Ducks’ all-time list in the 400 meters. 

Separately, Cooper Teare is a world class runner. The 22-year-old collapsed during the 2021 NCAA Cross-Country Championships while competing for the University of Oregon. He had received his COVID booster two weeks earlier. He complained about problems with his heart and doctors worked to bring down his heart rate.

University of Oregon runner Cooper Teare collapses during the 2021 NCAA Cross-Country Championships. Videos courtesy LetsRun.com and Mike Hill.

Death rates up significantly

“Death rates are up 40 percent over what they were pre-pandemic,” said Scott Davison of OneAmerica’s group life policy holders. He was talking about total deaths among Americans aged 18 to 64 – working-aged Americans.

“We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business – not just at OneAmerica,” Davison said during an online news conference recently. “The data is consistent across every player in that business.”

Former Black Rock portfolio manager Eric Dowd cited fourth quarter rises in death claims. He found increases of (compared with 2019) 57 percent for Lincoln National, 41 percent for Prudential, 32 percent for Hartford, 24 percent for MetLife and 21 percent for RGA.

Life insurance policies paid out over $90 billion in 2020, a 15.4 percent increase over 2019 according to Davidson. That’s the largest year-over-year increase since the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Davison said the increase in deaths represents “huge, huge numbers,” and that it’s not elderly people who are dying, but “primarily working-age people 18 to 64” who are the employees of companies that have group life insurance plans through OneAmerica.

To illustrate just how severe the current death rate is, Davison said a 1 in 200-year catastrophe would likely only cause a 10 percent increase over pre-pandemic deaths.

Notably, Davison said that even if COVID-19 is not listed on a person’s death certificate, that doesn’t mean the virus didn’t play a role. For example, Davison said a person can contract COVID-19 and recover, but the virus could have triggered a separate illness that eventually leads to death. 

“It may not all be COVID on their death certificates, but deaths are up in just huge, huge numbers,” Davidson said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks deaths by state. One report includes “excess deaths,” those higher than statistically predicted. This shows the number of excess deaths in Washington state from 2017 to 2021, per the CDC data. Graphic by John Ley
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks deaths by state. One report includes “excess deaths,” those higher than statistically predicted. This shows the number of excess deaths in Washington state from 2017 to 2021, per the CDC data. Graphic by John Ley

Delayed medical care

Neither the state Department of Health nor the Washington State Hospital Association tracks the number of pandemic-delayed medical procedures, and several hospitals in the Puget Sound area reported data wasn’t available. There is no way to know how many delayed medical procedures resulted in an untimely death.

But UW Medicine provides a glimpse of the enormity of the problem. More than 18,000 of the health system’s surgical and procedural cases had been postponed during the pandemic as of December, according to spokesperson Susan Gregg. UW Medicine usually performs about 60,000 operations during a typical year, according to one news report.

“I feel like I’m treading water,” Clark County resident Beth Erickson said in December, four months after her initial hip-replacement surgery date. “There’s nothing I can do about it and there’s nobody that seems interested in trying to help.”

Her procedure was finally rescheduled for early February. It went well, she said. Still, it’s hard to forget the long months of waiting. “I know hospitals are full,” Erickson added. “But damn it, then what about us?”

Gov. Jay Inslee first put elective or nonurgent surgeries on temporary hold in March 2020, as hospitals were expected to fill up with the state’s initial wave of COVID patients. It expired in May, but the backlog was created, along with people and healthcare professionals treating the coronavirus like the plague. 

Many people remained reluctant to seek care. Then last month, all non urgent health care services and procedures were again put on hold, per Inslee’s emergency order.

The proclamation remained in effect until last Thursday. It aims to help ease the burden on health care systems under strain from the massive number of hospitalizations brought on by the wave of Omicron cases, Inslee said in January

CDC data shows “excess deaths” for Washington state where the red “x” marks the beginnings of higher than predicted deaths beginning in the spring of 2020. Some data includes “death with COVID-19” but not because of COVID-19. Graphic courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC data shows “excess deaths” for Washington state where the red “x” marks the beginnings of higher than predicted deaths beginning in the spring of 2020. Some data includes “death with COVID-19” but not because of COVID-19. Graphic courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Under Inslee’s proclamation, UW Medicine is dividing patients’ needs into three tiers. They are presently only performing third-tier operations.

“As demoralizing as it is, there’s an understanding that Gov. Inslee is doing his best of trying to help us meet the competing challenges of health care when we have thousands and thousands of COVID-positive patients and enough of them needing hospitalization that requires refocusing our resources,” said Dr. Doug Wood, chair of UW Medicine’s department of surgery.

“Unfortunately, that refocusing of resources means some people are harmed.” 

Also read:

Receive comment notifications
Notify of
guest

14 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts
9 months ago

Good article. Lots of factual data. I’m thinking that friends of Jay would get the treatment that they needed regardless 🤣🤣

Scott Hooper
Scott Hooper
9 months ago

Good article, but you don’t cover enough data to help readers understand.

Recent studies have shown a dramatic increase in cardiac related disease and death one year after COVID infection, regardless of age or pre-existing conditions. In spite of a handful of early blood-clotting issues and [minor] myocarditis, there is no such correlation with the vaccines.

The factual data we have on the mandates is that they saved many lives.

As for the long-term consequences of vaccination, we already know there is a huge decrease in COVID-related injury (illness, long-covid, cardiac damage) among the vaccinated, but as for any harm from the vaccine the facts are available only in large-scale studies of the change in various death rates of the vaccinated vs. unvaccinated. I haven’t seen any of that data yet, but it will come, and it will be the most solid truth we can depend upon because it will not include bias or agenda: if 1:50 unvaccinated people die of heart disease, but 1:30 vaccinated people do, we will KNOW something is wrong.

Until we do, we only have the shorter-term studies to rely on, all of which show the vaccine is vastly safer than catching COVID.

Craig
9 months ago

Vaccines will ELIMINATE the “obedience class” of humans who can’t think for themselves. https://www.brighteon.com/118184b4-7fa7-45d8-a3e0-655ee92c076c

James Stewart
James Stewart
8 months ago
Reply to  Craig

Lol. Governments need population. Why would they want to depopulate. It doesn’t make any sense at all. Our current status quo would be gravely threatened if there was a sudden and large drop in the population. No one wants that. No one could accommodate a comfortable world after a mass depopulation. Our economies would crash. Get a brain. You’re the sheep. Critical thinking is, well, critical.

Craig
8 months ago
Reply to  James Stewart

Ghost World 2022-2032 – Chapter 1 – The Die-Off https://www.brighteon.com/2a7fbd72-9868-4e7a-991f-353809de608a
Ghost World 2022-2032 – Chapter 2 – Political Consequences https://www.brighteon.com/da567c3f-6fd3-4595-b2c5-d0dcd1531f99
Ghost World 2022-2032 – Chapter 3 – Economic Consequences https://www.brighteon.com/a005d312-d31a-4d7d-8d40-f23b06758418

James Stewart
James Stewart
8 months ago
Reply to  Craig

The death rate of unvaccinated people who contract the SARS-CoV-2 virus is at least 14X higher than people who are vaccinated. If governments wanted to cull the population they would have said nothing about Covid and let people fend without masks, without vaccines and without knowledge of the virus. The death rate in 2020 includes many excess deaths compared to 2019, 2018, 2017… and this was all before the vaccine. Why are more unvaccinated people dying than vaccinated? Your videos do not make sense.

Craig
8 months ago
Reply to  James Stewart

DR. DAVID MARTIN – Speaker Presentation. https://www.brighteon.com/440ae3b3-199e-42e0-8d87-bfee0d345052

Craig
7 months ago
Reply to  James Stewart

Dr. Bryan Ardis reveals origins of Covid-19, mRNA vaccines and treatments. http://www.brighteon.com/60556b94-86af-4eae-aa59-441b02b71c33

Margaret
Margaret
9 months ago

“Earlier this summer, a 34-year-old male from Washington developed anaphylactic reaction after a Pfizer vaccination on June 15, 2021. He suffered cardiac arrest on June 23, eight days after receiving the vaccine, then died on June 25. After a full autopsy, a forensic pathologist determined the patient was a healthy adult with no heart disease, no liver disease, and no pneumonia. The coroner determined after a toxicology report that the COVID-19 vaccine was the only contributing factor.” see CCToday report, Seventeen-year-old Washington female dies from heart attack weeks after receiving second Pfizer vaccination.
After WA Governor Inslee proclaimed vaccine mandates of Emergency Use Authorization vaccines in August for workers, college students and others, covid related deaths in Clark County jumped higher, and in younger ages. It is not reported how many of those who died had 1, 2 or 3 doses of a vaccine, or what type they may have had. Also in August, Clark County Public health started to clamp down on prescribing anti-viral medications like Ivermectin used for early treatment. Booster shots were also heavily recommended in the fall of 2021 for young adults and up.

If so many healthy athletes have suffered serious health declines and heart problems, and even died after vaccination, it’s clear there are serious risks to these fast tracked products that should be duly considered. Even the manufacturers of these products admit that serious effects from the vaccine may occur.
Both Pfizer and Moderna EUA statements note that the risk of the heart conditions myocarditis and pericarditis have been observed in vaccine recipients. For Pfizer, as of Jan 31, “Postmarketing data demonstrate increased risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, particularly within 7 days following the second dose. The observed risk is higher among males under 40 years of age than among females and older males. The observed risk is highest in males 12 through 17 years of age.”

For Moderna, “Myocarditis and Pericarditis Postmarketing data demonstrate increased risks of myocarditis and pericarditis, particularly within 7 days following the second dose. The observed risk is higher among males under 40 years of age than among females and older males. The observed risk is highest in males 18 through 24 years of age.”

Last edited 9 months ago by Margaret
James Stewart
James Stewart
8 months ago
Reply to  Margaret

Both Myocarditis and Pericarditis are results of an immune response to the vaccine. They are mild and temporary. But it gives you an idea of how your body would react if you actually are infected with SARS-CoV-2. And, remember the vaccine doesn’t replicate. The virus, however, will latch onto your own body’s cells and use them to replicate at a rate of 10^3. 1,000 becomes 1,000,000 becomes 1,000,000,000 in a. very short time. The virus can overwhelm your body before your immune system even knows it’s there without the vaccine. The U.S. has one of the lower vaccination rates in the world which is why we also have one of the worst death rates at 1 in 348. Some states, like Mississippi, are even worse at 1 in 250. A big segment of the population in Mississippi are not vaccinated. The next variant will be here in another 4 to 6 weeks.

1 in 348 is crazy especially if you consider New Zealand which is 1 in 100,000.

R.D.
R.D.
9 months ago

show me the evidence that ALL of the deaths of young people you are using for this article are directly related to COVID vaccines. This article is completely misleading; YOU Jon Ley are 100% a part of the problem when it comes to fake news. Throwing a young persons “sudden death” into an article about vaccines without any evidence of correlation is unethical and disgusting. Take the name(s) of the (completely unrelated to vaccines) tragically lost souls out of your article. I hope you don’t quit your day job to be a journalist because you, sir, are completely off base. Quit while you’re behind. Shame on you.

Last edited 9 months ago by R.D.
James Stewart
James Stewart
8 months ago
  • This article is very misleading. Sudden cardiac deaths in seemingly healthy athletes has been happening since at least 490 B.C with Pheidippides in Marathon. Every year prior to 2020 and 2021 has seen many of these deaths happen, so it’s not like there is something new happening that has not happened before – it occurs every year and since before the SARS-Cov-2 vaccine. This article also discusses the increase in excess deaths in 2020 and 2021. Well, that’s to be expected since we are in a pandemic where people are dying from Covid-19. Most of the people dying from Covid-19 since the vaccine has been available are not vaccinated.You can see a lot of the unvaccinated Covid deaths here: sorryantivaxxer.com. Some of the conditions attributed to the vaccine are correct though. Myocarditis and pericarditis are caused by the SARS-Cov-2 vaccine but that is to be expected. Why? Because it is a vaccine that trains your immune system to recognize the real virus so it absolutely elicits an immune response which includes myocarditis and pericarditis, both of which are temporary. Keep in mind, that your body undoubtedly would have the same reaction to the virus as it does to the vaccine, but much worse. The thing with the virus is, if you are not vaccinated, it will replicate in your body unchecked before your immune system will recognize it and take action. The virus, in a sense, sneak attacks your body, replicating for hours and sometimes days, ravaging your body before it can even start to defend itself. It really is a fight to the death with no surrenders and no prisoners. Your body is at a severe disadvantage without the vaccine to train your immune system how to recognize the virus so it can start fighting it before it replicates. The SARS-Cov-2 virus is a living organism that takes 10 minutes for it to latch on to a body cell once it enters the body and then replicates at 10^3 which means 1 cell becomes 1,000 and then each of those 1,000 becomes 1,000 — 1,000,000. The growth is exponential. If your body has a reaction to the vaccine, which is not a living organism that replicates exponentially, imagine how it will react to the SARS-Cov-2 virus after it sneak attacks your body and replicates exponentially for hours.
James Stewart
James Stewart
8 months ago

Here are a list of countries, their Covid Death Rate, and their vaccination rate for 1 shot, 2 shots, and booster. As you can see, although there are other variables, the general trend is the death rate is lower as the vaccination rate increases.

The death rate in the U.S. is 1 in 348 people. It’s even worse in the southern U.S. For example, the Covid death rate in Mississippi is 1 in 250.

New Zealand 1 in 100,000 – 84% – 78% – 43%
S. Korea 1 in 6,944 – 87% – 86% -59% vaccination
Japan 1 in 5,813 – 81% – 80% – 14%
Norway 1 in 3546 – 80% – 75% – 53%
Finland 1 in 2439 – 81% -76% – 50%
Denmark 1 in 1,362 – 83% – 81% – 62%
Canada 1 in 1060 – 86% – 81% – 45%
Germany 1 in 691 – 76% – 75% – 56%
Switzerland 1 in 668 – 70% – 69% – 41%
Sweden 1 in 606 – 75% – 83% – 46%
France 1 in 479 – 80% – 77% – 51%

US 1 in 348 – 76% – 64% – 28%

If everyone in the U.S. did not get vaccinated, the death toll would be at least 14X more than it is. And, remember, that is just death rate. Long Covid is a long term symptom of Covid that is most likely caused by autoimmune disorders. Check out Covid hair loss. See, the Covid induced autoimmune disease targets smooth muscle which included epidermal smooth muscle. This is why there is extreme hair loss after a challenging Covid episode. It also affects blood vessel smooth muscle in the brain, smooth muscle in organs, and smooth muscle in the Corpus Cavernosum and Corpus Spongiosum.

Maria Curry
Maria Curry
8 months ago

This article is ridiculous and irresponsible. Takes “facts” and twists them to support an anti-vaccine narrative. I knew one of the individuals mentioned here and her death was not caused by the vaccine nor was it caused by “seeking medical care”. Shameful to use this person’s story to “prove” an anti-vaccination stance that is not supported by science. The ignorance of the article and most of the comments is embarrassing and pathetic. Anti-vaxers should think about why we no longer have polio, small pox, or a number of other once devastating illnesses. Please don’t use my email to harass me or flood me with QAnon spam.

14
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x