Thanks, Lockdowns: 295,000 Excess Deaths Reported in U.S. Since 2020 Were NOT Due to COVID

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There were 1.26 million excess deaths in the United States between February 2020 and the end of 2022, and over 295,000 did not have COVID listed as the main cause of their demise on their death certificates.


As we’ve reported, many “experts” are now revealing that COVID deaths have been vastly over-counted, and many of the people who died did so with COVID, not from COVID—so the 295,000 figure is actually likely significantly higher. What killed all these folks? The Daily Mail reports:

These are thought to be mostly made up of surges in deaths from cancer, heart disease, drug overdoses and firearms during the pandemic, however, a full analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still likely weeks away.

Dr Coady Wing, a health policy expert from Indiana University, told that these pandemic mandates kept people who needed care the most away from the doctor’s office – potentially costing thousands of lives.

‘It’s a hard question to decide how many lives were saved by the shutdowns themselves,’ Dr Wing told [Emphasis mine.]

If you’ve read my work before, you know I am partial to an analogy I wrote once: the pandemic lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates, the forcible shutdown of our entire economy et al. were like treating a blister on your foot by smashing it with a sledgehammer. Sure, your blister is probably gone… but you’ve now got a shattered foot.


America is not the only country seeing numbers like this; Alex Berenson, the author of “Pandemia” and a noted COVID response critic, has been reporting on excess deaths in England, Australia, and other nations on his “Unreported Truths” Substack:

In fact, nearly every country that imposed lockdowns is experiencing excess mortality. It’s hard not to want to scream, “I TOLD YOU SO!” from the top of a mountain because many brave people have been saying for a long time that the draconian restrictions were not only ineffective—they were downright dangerous. Heck, even the totalitarian Chinese Communist Party finally gave up on them in December.

What’s going on, exactly? Part of the rise is due to the fact that people in 2020 were simply too afraid to go to the doctor, and even after the pandemic eased many clinics insisted on telehealth services instead of in-person visits. The result? The CDC reported a five percent increase in cancer deaths in 2020, and many cases are now being detected much later than before the pandemic (with predictable results). There was also a four percent increase in heart disease deaths in 2020.


Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, who is one of the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration and whose presentation at the Rational Ground conference was covered by RedState, not only predicted this back in 2021 but also pointed out that lockdowns would have devastating impacts in the developing world and that social isolation would exacerbate fatal overdose trends.

Recently, there have been an alarming number of deadly heart attacks in otherwise healthy people in the news, and possibly you’ve seen some in your own communities. It’s unclear if these are being caused by reactions to the mRNA vaccine, COVID complications, or something else entirely.

The lockdowns and mask mandates have now been proven to be a total failure, as countries like Sweden and states like Florida which did not impose them didn’t perform any worse than places that did. In fact, California’s excess mortality rate is now far higher than Florida’s.


Add the staggering learning loss experienced by an entire generation, and you can confidently say that COVID zealots like Dr. Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx (who, streiff points out, made stuff up), California Governor Gavin Newsom, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, former COVID czar and incoming White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, President Joe Biden and so many others, failed in their duty to protect Americans.

They harmed many more lives than they helped.

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