Written/Edited by: Sister Karamazov
According to theexpose.uk, database from US CDC has shown a “shockingly large increase” of deaths due to “symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified” in the past several months:
(Data source: https://data.cdc.gov/d/muzy-jte6/visualization, select “Week Ending Date” as Dimension, and “symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified” in Measure, then sort the graph using “Ascending by Label”)
As can be seen from the figure above, the deaths in this category stayed relatively stable at around 1,000 deaths per week throughout year 2020, but ramped up rapidly since May 2021 and peaked at more than 7,000 deaths per week in early September this year, around 7 times compared with the same time last year.
According to theexpose.uk, the following situations can be categorized as “symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified”:
- Cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
- Signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
- Provisional diagnoses in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
- Cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
- Cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
- Certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
So why did the deaths due to unknown causes in US suddenly explode after May this year? One may think of massive vaccination program that’s being rolled out. But instead of hastily concluding the causality here, we will just simply lay out the weekly vaccine doses administered along with the deaths due to unknown causes and let the numbers speak for themselves:
(Weekly vaccination original data source: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/daily-covid-19-vaccination-doses)
As can be seen from the figure above, the number of vaccines administered weekly peaked in mid-April with the maximum at around 22.97 million doses per week. And the number of deaths due to unknown causes began to ramp up a week or two later, peaking at 7,670 deaths per week in early September as of now. If we get rid of the 4-5 months of time lag, these two time series show a very significant positive correlation.
We will let the readers decide whether this correlation indicate causality or not.
(The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s own)