“If the Coronavirus isn’t to blame, then what?” This is the question that was addressed by Rafael Cascón Porres, researcher at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM).
The Spanish newspaper La Razón reported on this bafflement which has struck various experts in an article dated December 6, 2021.
In November there were 2994 more deaths than in the same period last year, although this number is still preliminary. According to the Ministry of Health, there were only about 640 deaths recorded from Covid-19 in the same month in 2020.
In other words, compared to the twenty deaths per day attributable to Covid, there are almost 100 more deaths per day (80 if one subtracts the deaths attributable to Covid) without the cause being known, Cascón Porres told the newspaper.
Professor Rafael Cascón Porres, researcher at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). Twitter
The worst thing, he continues, is not that there is one day with more than 200 deaths too many (on November 9 there were 243 more deaths than the previous year), but that this excess mortality has continued for so long. In November, for example, there was excessive mortality on “20 consecutive days”.
In the summer, the excess mortality was twice as high as the number of deaths recorded with Covid, without an explanation being sought at the time.
But now the difference between the deaths from Covid reported by the health authorities and those registered by the European death statistics EuroMOMO is much greater than before the global vaccination campaign was rolled out. All deaths reported from 26 EU member states are included in these statistics, regardless of the cause of death.
“In addition, most of the days on which the expected deaths were exceeded, they were above the 99 percent confidence threshold. More precisely, 16 days. So there is almost certainly some cause for this abnormal excess mortality,” the UPM expert was quoted as saying.