The Federal Statistical Office had actually forecast a “death deficit” for 2022… But like in many other countries around the world, in 2022, Switzerland experiences an unprecedented excess mortality.
Since the beginning of the year, about 3,000 more people have died than expected. In the last eleven weeks (summer), 1,700 excess deaths have been recorded and scientists don’t know why.
According to the epidemiologist Christian Althaus, there has never been such an excess mortality in recent history.
The causes behind the unusual phenomenon are still unclear. Epidemiologists speculate that the Covid-19 virus, in combination with the heat wave of recent months, has caused the additional deaths.
Deviation from forecast is extreme
Excess mortality has already been recorded in Switzerland (for example in the hot summer of 2003, during the severe flu epidemic in winter 2015 or during the last two pandemic winters) BUT NEVER AT THIS SCALE!
Right now, the deviation from the forecasts is extreme:
- In 2020: 1,500 EXCESS-DEATHS
- In 2021: 1,300 EXCESS-DEATHS
- In 2022: Already 3,000 EXCESS-DEATHS AND COUNTING… The numbers have doubled!
And how to explain that 1,700 excess deaths occurred within the last 11 weeks?
Scientists: Heatwave & Covid are a deadly mix
The epidemiologist Christian Althaus suspects that the hot summer and Covid caused the excess mortality.
Studies have shown that a previous Covid infection massively increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. The people affected are therefore also more vulnerable to the effects of the heat wave.
“In my opinion, it is quite possible that former Covid sufferers tolerated the heat less well,” speculated another Swiss epidemiologist.
Weird that these so-called specialists don’t speak about the Covid vaccines and the deadly blood clots they create across our bodies.
Prepare now! Stock up on Iodine tablets for the next nuclear disaster…
Those 1,700 additional deaths in the last eleven weeks are definitely “worrying”, especially since it is difficult to assess how the situation will develop in the coming months.