170,000 Deaths Linked To Lockdowns, Report Finds

(PatrioticPost.com)- A recent study found that non-COVID deaths were significantly higher during the pandemic than in previous years.

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, a conservative estimate of the number of excess deaths in the United States in 2020 and 2020 is about 171,000, though the true number could be closer to 200,000 if those who died “with” COVID and not “from” COVID are included.

Overall, the mortality rate from all causes during the COVID pandemic was 26 percent higher among working-age adults (18 to 64) while the mortality rate among the elderly only increased by 18 percent, despite the elderly making up the overwhelming number of COVID deaths.

During the pandemic, deaths in the US from heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, drug and alcohol abuse, and obesity were all elevated. So too were homicides and motor vehicle deaths.

Meanwhile, in Sweden where no lockdowns or COVID restrictions were imposed, the estimate of non-COVID-related deaths was somewhat lower during the same period.

The National Bureau of Economic Research suspects that Sweden’s results are related to the country’s decision to minimize the disruption to its citizens’ lifestyles during the pandemic.

According to the World Health Organization, Sweden had fewer COVID deaths per capita than much of the rest of Europe where strict lockdowns, mask mandates, and other pandemic-related restrictions were imposed on citizens.

In 2022 and 2021, Sweden has an average excess death rate of 56 per 100,000 people. Meanwhile, the UK’s excess death rate was 109 per 100,000. In Spain, it was 111 per 100,000. Germany’s was 116 and Italy’s was 133.

In February, a study from Johns Hopkins University concluded that the benefits from global lockdowns were outweighed by the detrimental impacts the lockdowns created. Lockdowns failed to improve public health while creating enormous economic and social upheaval. The researchers concluded that “ill-founded” lockdowns should be rejected “as a pandemic policy instrument” in the future.