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COVID vaccines responsible for rise in excess deaths, study reveals

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A new study suggests that COVID vaccines might be partly responsible for a rise in “unprecedented” excess deaths in Western countries over the past three years, NY Post reported.

The researchers expressed serious concerns and urged government leaders and policymakers to thoroughly investigate the underlying reasons for this ongoing high mortality, according to their study published in BMJ Public Health.

Researchers urge investigation into high mortality as study links COVID vaccines responsible for rise in excess deaths

Scientists from the Netherlands’ Vrije Universiteit analyzed death rates from 47 Western countries. They found that excess mortality has stayed high since 2020, despite widespread vaccination and other measures to control the virus.

The study found that there have been over 3 million excess deaths in the US, Europe, and Australia since 2020. Of these, more than 1 million occurred in 2020, at the height of the pandemic. However, the numbers remained high in the following years, with 1.2 million excess deaths in 2021 and 800,000 in 2022, the researchers added.

The death toll figures include not only fatalities directly caused by the virus but also deaths resulting from the “indirect effects of the health strategies to address the virus spread and infection,” the study notes.

The researchers noted that serious side effects of the vaccines had been documented, including ischemic strokes, acute coronary syndromes, and brain hemorrhages. “This commonality hinders clinical suspicion and consequently its detection as adverse vaccine reactions,” the study stated.

“Although COVID-19 vaccines were provided to guard civilians from suffering morbidity and mortality by the COVID-19 virus, suspected adverse events have been documented as well,” the researchers wrote.

“Both medical professionals and citizens have reported serious injuries and deaths following vaccination to various official databases in the Western World.”

“During the pandemic, it was emphasized by politicians and the media on a daily basis that every Covid-19 death mattered and every life deserved protection through containment measures and Covid-19 vaccines. In the aftermath of the pandemic, the same moral should apply,” they added.

Current trends in COVID-19 mortality: Who is still most at risk?

Globally, over 6.8 million people have died from COVID-19, but this number is likely an undercount. Some estimates suggest the true death toll could be more than double the official count. The U.S. has the highest COVID-19 death toll of any country, with over 1.1 million deaths, US News reported. Although deaths have decreased as immunity has increased, more than 300 Americans still die from the coronavirus each day.

Most COVID-19 deaths during the pandemic have been among older adults. A recent study by the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that over 80% of global COVID-19 deaths in the first two years of the pandemic were among people aged 60 and older. This trend is similar in the U.S., where nearly 90% of COVID-19 deaths reported in February were among people aged 65 and older, according to CDC data.

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