Last year, the media kept talking about the excess mortality caused by the pandemic, but in 2021 they abruptly shut up: vaccines have solved everything.
Or so they try to pretend.
However, in 2021 there has also been a very significant excess mortality in many countries. The director of the insurance company OneAmerica, Scott Davison, estimates that in the United States it is in the order of 40 percent. There are also significant increases in the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel and Austria.
The deaths run parallel with the vaccines, i.e., the vaccines have not reduced mortality but increased it, so that’s the bottom line.
In contrast to 2020, mortality has risen sharply among the working-age population, between 18 and 64 years of age. As these are insured people, the figures are reflected in the accounting of the companies in the industry.
“We are currently experiencing the highest mortality rate we have ever seen in the history of this industry, not just at OneAmerica,” Davison said. “A once-in-200-year catastrophe would be a 10 percent increase over the pre-pandemic period. So 40 percent is just unheard of,” he added.
Most of the deaths reported to the insurer are not classified as “covid” deaths, Davison also said.
Insurers have also seen an increase in disability claims, initially short-term ones, while long-term ones are now on the rise. “We expect the cost of OneAmerica to be well over $100 million, and this is our smallest division. So it has a big impact,” Davison said.
At the same press conference at which Davison spoke, Brian Tabor, president of the Indiana Hospital Association, said admissions are up from around the state, although they don’t know the causes, at least at the moment.
The number of hospital admissions in the state is now higher than before the vaccines were introduced, and even higher than it has been in the past five years, Dr. Lindsay Weaver, Indiana’s chief health officer, also confirmed.
Only 9 percent of acute care beds are available in Indiana hospitals, a low for this year and lower than at any time during the pandemic. However, most ICU beds are not occupied by covid patients; only 37 percent are, while 54 percent of are occupied by people with other illnesses.
The average number of deaths per day attributed to covid is less than half of what it was a year ago. At the peak of the pandemic a year ago, 125 people died on a single day – December 29, 2020. In the past three months, the highest number of deaths in one day was 58 on Dec. 13.