Jonathan Engler on Anomalies in the Excess Death Statistics from Northern Italy in Spring 2020
Since we’re talking about the origins and early history of the SARS-2 outbreak, it’s worth having a look at Jonathan Engler’s intriguing analysis of the all-cause mortality data out of northern Italy in the earliest days of the outbreak. He asks why, if there was community transmission in northern Italy as early as August 2019, nobody observed any excess mortality until after health authorities imposed their increasingly infamous nationwide lockdowns. As Engler writes: “In nearly all papers reporting [data on pre-pandemic infections], the significance of there being no excess death observable until the emergency is declared seems to have been missed.” Actually, I have the impression this whole question has been studiously avoided; it raises awkward problems indeed.
More from Engler:
[I]magine there was no virus at all, but that for some other reason (any will do) governments decided to institute a range of measures including:
- Telling people not to attend healthcare if they had a cough, fever or other symptoms both to “protect” healthcare and also because any contact with healthcare would quite likely make you contract a deadl
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