The CDC is reporting 2.2 million deaths this year vs. 1.9 million last year.
300,000 to be explained.
200,000 reported to be attributed to the covid virus.
— 100,000 mismanaged in nursing homes
— 100,000 elderly and/or with comorbidities
100,000 young and healthy attributed to the covid shut downs and lock downs
“A third possibility, the one we’re quite concerned about, is indirect mortality — deaths caused by the response to the pandemic,” explains one of the study’s authors, Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH1 who is also the director emeritus of VCU’s Center on Society and Health. “People who never had the virus may have died from other causes because of the spillover effects of the pandemic, such as delayed medical care, economic hardship or emotional distress.”
Far more lost expectancy to the shutdown lockdown mitigation approach than to the virus itself.