From a blog reader.
The previous article explained the phenomena of excess deaths currently being experienced in Malta where there has been a consistent period of positive results, in fact 41 times in the 42 months since March 2020.
As you would expect, Covid deaths is the first answer offered by most people to explain the situation. However, the graph clearly shows that Covid deaths cannot be the explanation alone.
Over the recent years, everyone will have noticed more sirens, more Emergency Nurse vehicles racing by, more Ambulances on the roads, again all too often with the siren sounding. The data to be aware of this is widely available and was linked in the previous article. It is also a phenomena that has been covered twice in respect of the Covid years in Times of Malta.
In the first article, addressing the excess deaths from 2020 were explained away by Victor Grech, associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, who said that “the excess number of deaths correlated with the rise in COVID-19 cases.” As shown in the graph, according to Eurostat & ECDC data, in the period March 2020 to December 2020 there had been 578 excess deaths and 233 Covid deaths, thus Covid could explain only 40% of the phenom.
Please note, the Annual Mortality Report 2020 prepared by Department of Health Information and Research (DHIR), released on 14th September 2023 (yes, 2 years, 8½ months after the year in question!!) states deaths due to Covid were only 191, thus representing 33% of the excess deaths.
The first article included a comparison of Malta excess deaths versus the EU as a whole. The same comparison can be seen here covering the period January 2020 to July 2023, according to Eurostat.
In the second article, the explanation was the same, “Health sources said the additional deaths clearly reflected the increase in COVID-related spikes.” According to Eurostat & ECDC data, in the year 2021, there were 617 excess deaths and 265 Covid deaths, again Covid could only explain a little over 40%.
Sadly, the Annual Mortality Report 2021 by DHIR is not yet available!
Notably, figures quoted by Eurostat, ECDC & WHO are referenced as ‘reported’ not ‘estimated’.
Why are mortality figures able to be provided to Eurostat, ECDC & WHO but not the Maltese public?
The Malta Statistics Authority exercises a regulatory and supervisory role in the production, compilation and dissemination of official statistics. Surely the Authority should regulate the in-house statistics teams many government departments have to provide assurance regarding the quality and reliability and timeliness of their outputs?
Data drives decisions. Old, inaccurate, or unreliable data drives terrible decisions! This data shows that COVID-19 vaccines are the cause of the rise in the number of deaths in Malta. Many survivors are suffering from collateral damage. Hence, they deserve compensation. It is time for the government to introduce payment schemes for those suffering from physical damages caused by the vaccine. We deserve better!