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Study: Lockdowns were deadlier than COVID in the under 65 age groups

A recent study by Stats Canada revealed that nearly three times as many people in the under 65 age groups died from causes related to the lockdowns than died from the COVID virus.

According to a recent report by Stats Canada entitled, Provisional death counts and excess mortality, January 2020 to April 2021, there were 62,203 deaths in that 16-month period and that was 5,535 more deaths than expected.

This is compared to only 1,380 COVID related deaths, and many of those died with COVID, not because of it.

Stats Canada cited several examples of where the deaths increased, including:

  • Under 65 age group: there were 2,279 alcohol related deaths in 2020, compared to only 1,850 in 2019.
  • Under 44 age group: there were 2,125 deaths due to overdoses compared to 1,605 deaths in 2019.
  • Under 65: There were 3,770 deaths due to “unintentional poisoning,” that included overdoses, compared to 3,240 in 2019

So what caused these excess deaths?

Well, according to the report, many of them may be related to the lockdowns and pandemic fears as people were unable or unwilling to access support services during that period. In addition, there were also deaths attributed to “delayed medical procedures.”

The Toronto Sun reports:

The report from the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database suggests that “the excess mortality is, in large part, related to other factors such as increases in the number deaths attributed to causes associated with substance use and misuse, including unintentional (accidental) poisonings and diseases and conditions related to alcohol consumption.”

The agency doesn’t have enough data to chalk up the increased unintentional/accidental poisonings — which can be anything from accidental overdoses of narcotics, opioids and hallucinogens or even over-the-counter medications, as well as alcohol and poisonings from solvents and pesticides.

READ: More young Canadians died from ‘unintentional side effects’ of the pandemic, not COVID AND Provisional death counts and excess mortality, January 2020 to April 2021

Of course, this is not the first time we heard this. READ: We Just Got Even More Proof that Stay-At-Home Orders Lethally Backfired AND The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Policy Responses on Excess Mortality AND 1.2 Million Children World-Wide Could Die From Disrupted Healthcare Amid Pandemic Lockdowns, Analysis Finds

In a related report, Stats Canada noted between March 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 over 90% of those who died from COVID had at least one serious underlying health issue:

  • 42% of women and 33% of men had Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
  • 33% had pneumonia
  • 15% high blood pressure
  • 13% had ischemic heart disease (weakening or narrowing of arteries)
  • 13% had respiratory issues
  • 12% had diabetes
  • 12% kidney failure
  • 8% had cancer
  • 54% were over the age of 85.
  • 80% of all COVID deaths were in living in nursing or care homes.
  • 94% of COVID deaths were over the age of 65.

The Stats Canada study also noted:

Some deaths may have involved COVID-19 but were ultimately attributable to another disease such as ischemic heart disease, or an accidental injury such as a fall. These deaths do not consider COVID-19 as the underlying cause, but the virus was reported as being present on the medical certificate of death, either as a contributing cause or condition.

I think most would call that inflating the numbers..

READ: COVID-19 death comorbidities in Canada

So why did health officials demand we lock down the whole country, while failing to protect those most at risk?

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