I’ll point out the obvious, and you can make conclusions.
The Orange line represents the average number of deaths for the five years 2015-2019. The Blue area represents the range of deaths for that same period.
The Red line represents Deaths last year, running into this year, and the Blue line represents the daily new infections of Covid.
Notice how the 2020 deaths are running BELOW the average during 2020, through the ‘infection’ spike of August, and for several months afterwards? Do you notice how 2020 deaths didn’t even break the average, during or after the spike in cases? Do you notice that at points, it is at historically low levels even after the spike? A pandemic worthy of the destruction of our society, yet deaths are at historically low levels during, and for many weeks after, a spike in cases?
Now, do you notice how the deaths start to go above the average, and even the extremes, several months after the spike and whilst the Covid infections are negligible (about 1 Nov 2020)? Do you notice that trend has continued up until today, regardless of the Covid situation? Do you think that is a result of Covid or a result of people being locked up (on and off) since April 2020? Could it have anything to do with other, untreated, undiagnosed medical issues?
Here are some clues from the same paper:
Cancer: “This is 1,149 deaths (6.0%) higher than the 2015-19 average“
Diabetes: “This is 158 deaths (9.2%) higher than the 2015-19 average”
Dementia: “This is 888 deaths (17.1%) higher than the 2015-19 average”
Excess deaths are up, yet:
Influenza and pneumonia: “This is 223 deaths (22.5%) lower than the 2015-19 average”
Influenza: “There has not been a death certified due to influenza since late July 2020“
Pneumonia: “The number of deaths due to pneumonia has been largely below average since late April 2020.”
Why has Influenza disappeared, and the associated Pneumonia dropped? They say that it’s because of the measures taken against Covid…yet Covid manages to survive and, at times, prosper.