A recently published study concluded that restrictive lockdowns contributed to a massive spike in excess deaths, with a 26% jump in the mortality rate for working-age adults in America.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) conducted a new study and found that there were conservatively 170,000+ non-Covid excess deaths in the U.S. through 2020 and 2021.

According to the study, the real number is likely closer to 200,000 because over 70,000 so-called “unmeasured Covid deaths,” that is people who may have died only with the virus and not from it, were not taken into account.

The researchers wrote this:

“Summing our estimates across causes and age groups, we estimate 171,000 excess non-Covid deaths through the end of 2021 plus 72,000 unmeasured Covid deaths. The Economist has assembled national-level mortality data from around the world and obtains a similar U.S. estimate, which is 199,000 (including any unmeasured Covid) or about 60 persons per 100,000 population (Global Change Data Lab 2022).”

The study added:

“While Covid deaths overwhelmingly afflict senior citizens, absolute numbers of non-Covid excess deaths are similar for each of the 18-44, 45-64, and over-65 age groups, with essentially no aggregate excess deaths of children. Mortality from all causes during the pandemic was elevated 26 percent for working-age adults (18-64), as compared to 18 percent for the elderly.”

The level of excess deaths dovetails with findings from other studies across the globe that found everywhere that locked down experienced a similar spike in mortality rates.

The NBER researchers state that “For the European Union as a whole, the estimate is near-identical at 64 non-Covid excess deaths per 100K.”

They also point out that “In contrast, the estimate for Sweden is -33, meaning that non-Covid causes of death were somewhat low during the pandemic.”

Again, this was never about saving lives.

The NBER study continues:

We suspect that some of the international differences are due to the standard used to designate a death as Covid, but perhaps also Sweden’s result is related to minimizing the disruption of its citizen’s normal lifestyles.

The Gateway Pundit commented further:

Following the study’s release, even the New York Times was forced to acknowledge the massive spike in excess death and its relation to the public health response it promoted so steadfastly, admitting that “the rate of death from all causes for younger adults has risen by a bigger percentage than has the rate of death from all causes for old people.”

Obviously, something that should not be the case with a virus that disproportionately affects the elderly, and has a 99.995% recovery rate or higher for children and young people.

Like many other recent studies, the NBER’s findings highlight a troubling reality and demonstrate clearly that the restrictive public health measures did nothing other than exacerbate the Covid-19 problem by causing untold damage in every aspect of human life. Unfortunately, America and the rest of the world will be paying the price for years to come, especially with the damning early results on the long-term effects of the experimental Covid-19 vaccine.

The New York Times noted that “the rate of death from all causes for younger adults has risen by a bigger percentage than has the rate of death from all causes for old people.”

Sources: Thegatewaypundit, NBER, New York Times

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