Hey everyone, let’s cut to the chase about something that’s been bugging me lately. Have you noticed how the mainstream media’s been pretty quiet about the spike in excess deaths, especially in Western countries? Well, it’s time we dug a bit deeper into this, because what’s happening is not just concerning, it’s downright alarming.
What’s Happening with Excess Deaths?
Young Adults Facing the Brunt
Alright, so here’s the deal: according to the latest data from the U.S. life insurance industry, deaths among young adults in 2023 are a whopping 20% higher than what we’d normally expect. Yeah, you heard that right. We’re not just talking numbers here; these are lives, futures that are being cut short.
By the Numbers
- 15-19 Years Old: Up by 24%
- 30-34 Years Old: Up by 23%
- 40-44 Years Old: Up by 25%
These stats are for the first half of 2023, and they’re pretty hard to ignore.
The Why Behind It
Now, the causes of death are shifting. We’re seeing more heart-related deaths across all ages. COVID deaths are down, but now we’ve got more folks dying from strokes, diabetes, kidney, and liver diseases. It’s like we’ve traded one health crisis for another. Could it be Long-Covid? something I suffer from also.
And get this: experts are saying these high death rates might stick around through 2025 and 2026. That’s not a future we want to walk into blindly.
This Isn’t Just a Local Issue
Excess Deaths: A Global Concern
This isn’t just about the U.S. or the UK. This is a worldwide issue. Check out these numbers:
- Australia: As high as 20% increase
- Canada: Over 15% increase
- Ireland: Over 10% increase
- Netherlands: Over 20% increase
- New Zealand: About 4% increase
- United Kingdom: Around 7-8% increase
- United States: Been above average since January 2020
Why Aren’t We Talking About This More?
Here’s what gets me: why isn’t this front-page news? Why aren’t our politicians talking about this? It’s like there’s a huge elephant in the room that everyone’s choosing to ignore.
So, what’s the takeaway here? We’ve got a serious situation on our hands with these rising excess deaths. It’s about time we start asking the tough questions and demanding answers. We need to know what’s causing this and what can be done to turn things around.
What Can We Do?
- Policymakers: We need action, not just talk. It’s time to dig into this issue and come up with some real solutions.
- Health Professionals: Keep doing what you’re doing, but let’s amp up the public awareness.
- Everyone Else: Stay informed, stay healthy, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Let’s not let this issue get swept under the rug. It’s time to shine a light on it and get to the bottom of what’s really going on.