Total Mortality: Ask Undertakers

I was reading issue #37 of Mike Eades’ The Arrow this morning, pleased to see a section on total, all-cause mortality. He had no more luck than I; since apparently, it’s far easier to gather all statistics and tell you how many people died of Covid-19 than simply: how many people, simply…died altogether. It’s all very simple, aparently.

You will actually see caveats, disclosures, and warnings in total all-cause mortality statistics along the lines of “not yet adjusted for Covid-19.”

Think about that.

So I get an email this morning from an Aussie expat mate here in Thailand with a video from a mortician from the UK who is become a whistleblower. Sure, it’s an anecdote and that’s not particularly sound evidence. On the other hand, he’s in a network with other morticians and he claims they are all saying the same thing, which is verifiable.

And if you have a lot of anecdotes and an enormous percentage are saying the same thing, you have quality observational data. Plus, they all maintain records. I wonder what a scouring and compilation of that data would reveal.

Would those records reach the solemn level of sound data we get from dietary-questionnaire studies? That’s a facetious question.

The video is an interview with John O’Looney, proprietor of Milton Keynes Family Funeral Services. Anyone ever considered talking or listening to someone who deals only in death, professionally?

I’d like to embed the video but while a dozen years ago it was super easy to embed videos from anywhere in WordPress, YouTube has endeavored to make it hard to embed anything but YouTube. Vimeo has done the same. BrandNewTube videos are impossible, as far as I can tell, but here’s the link:

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4 Comments

  1. Resurgent on September 18, 2021 at 23:50

    The video link provided did not work for me.
    This one works:

  2. Alan Andersen on September 22, 2021 at 01:05

    I just read a peer-reviewed study by an author on substack, Colleen Huber. The study compared the number of published obituaries for 2019 v. 2020. It also compared the number of oxygen bottles dispensed during 2019 v 2020. In both cases, 2020 had LESS of both. The study mentions that the CDC’s all-cause deaths for 2020 has still not been audited or “adjusted” so they decided to look at obituaries and oxygen usage as described above. 2019 was a a particularly bad flu year & it’s looking like 2020 was nothing special.

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