## Saturday, April 17, 2021

### Crap Floating Around the Misinformation Sphere

I was forwarded this for verification:

Here are the US deaths by year, and the change from the previous year.

Year 2017: 2,818,503 Americans died

Year 2018: 2,839,205 deaths (20,702 more than the previous year 2017)

Year 2019: 2,855,000 deaths (16,300 more than the previous year 2018)

The year of the pandemic ...
Year 2020: 2,913,144 deaths (57,641 more than the previous year 2019)

BUT WAIT: There were zero deaths from Covid-19 during 2018, and 2019 and the jump from 2019 was only 57,641 ???

I've been told that COVID is responsible now for 400,000 + deaths. Shouldn't the 2020 number be a lot higher?

So, the question becomes: How many people died of COVID and How many died (of other causes) WITH COVID?

" In 2020, approximately 3,358,814 deaths occurred in the United States."

Where this wrong number came from https://marypatcampbell.substack.com/p/mortality-with-meep-estimated-us:

"If you go to their main table for total and excess deaths for 2020, you will see that they’ve recorded 2,913,144 deaths from all causes as of December 31, 2020. But that starts the week ending February 2, 2020. Also, it actually doesn’t include anywhere near all the deaths of December.

"They don’t show you there the total number of deaths for 2020. They exclude all the weeks ending in January."

1. Year Deaths USA Population Death % Death Change
2017 2,818,503 325,719,000 0.8653%
2018 2,839,205 326,687,000 0.8691% 20,702
2019 2,855,000 328,239,523 0.8698% 15,795
2020 2,913,144 329,484,123 0.8842% 58,144

1. From where does this data come?

2. My point was that the 2020 deaths quoted were wrong.

2. Like the increase in suicides caused by the Lockdowns that were killing more than the virus. It will take until 2023 to complete all the paper work.

1. There were 48,000 suicides in 2018. That would be a huge increase to equal the COVID-19 deaths.

3. Deaths are from the figures given in your post. USA Population is from Wikipedia. Death % & Death Change are calculations from the data.

1. My point was that the 2,913,144 for 2020 was wrong.

2. Year Deaths USA Population Death % Death Change
2017 2,818,503 325,719,000 0.8653%
2018 2,839,205 326,687,000 0.8691% 20,702
2019 2,855,000 328,239,523 0.8698% 15,795
2020 3,300,000 329,484,123 1.0016% 445,000