Thousands of more Swiss than usual are dying for unknown reasons. Whatever could it be?
The Tages-Anzeiger has a curious piece on the sustained excess mortality trend that has gripped Switzerland since the start of the year. The persistent slight elevation, which has never been seen before, has yielded 3,000 excess deaths through the end of August.
The same months in 2020 and 2021 also saw excess pandemic-related mortality, but substantially lower: deaths 2020 and 2021 combined fall well short of the 3,000 post-pandemic deaths in 2022.
Particularly unusual is the duration of the trend. More than half of all weeks since the beginning of the year have tallied more deaths than average, an as-yet unobserved phenomenon. Official Corona deaths add up to a mere 1,100, and we know that in the era of Omicron, at least half of those are likely to be incidental. It’s obviously not the virus that’s killing these people. The preferred Science explanation is that a substantial portion of these deaths are “heat-related” and that these are the unfortunate consequences of climate change. In truth, the summer heat has been vastly overplayed by a press eager to transition back to climate-change narratives, and Swiss heat deaths even in record-setting years, like 2003, don’t break the 1,000 mark.
The Swiss healthcare system is also under considerable pressure, and here too nobody knows the reason.Sustained, as-yet unheard of excess mortality trend strikes Switzerland, 9 September 2022
No doubt the intrepid Swiss government already has its crack scientist-investigators on the case of this deeply puzzling medical mystery. Also, if you’re over 16, be sure to get your Covid-19 booster shot to contain a new wave of infections expected this autumn and winter….
I suspect we’re going to get a LOT of use out of that particular panel from HOW TO SUCCEED LIKE A DARK LORD in the months and years to come. A LOT.