ONS = Office for National Statistics
FOI = Freedom of Information Request
Whilst the the UK government and the media reported some 173,000 COVID-19 deaths to 31st December 2021, leading the public to believe these were all COVID-19 deaths, a Freedom of Information Request (FOI) to the ONS reveals a completely different picture!
As shown in the table below, the FOI ONS request revealed that the number of deaths where COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned on the death certificate from 1st February 2020 right through to 31st December 2021 (23 months) in England and Wales totaled just 6,183!
|Female) = 3,362 + 2,821 = 6,183|
Every death is tragic, but to further put this into perspective, during the winter flu season of 2017-2018, the ONS estimated that there were 50,100 excess deaths. More on this statistics can be seen HERE.
The level of deaths (as a percentage of the population is tiny), reported in the above table does NOT constitute an epidemic or a pandemic, even if these deaths were all as a true direct result of a COVID-19 virus! Remember that many of the deaths were being recorded as a COVID-19 death if a positive PCR test was recorded in the 28 days prior to the death. The actual death could have been the result of a car accident, for example, it would apparently still be listed as a COVID-19 death!
This ONS information can be found => HERE.
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