Many people, including doctors, believe that there were more deaths in 2020 than ever before.
This myth has been deliberately sustained by the government, their advisors and the media.
The truth, as I’ve been saying for a year, is that there were no more deaths in 2020 than most other years.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of deaths in 2020 was lower than the average for the last 30 years.
In 2020 the age standardised mortality rate per 100,000 people in England and Wales was 1,043
But the average age standardised mortality rate for the last 30 years was 1,161 per 100,000.
So there were fewer than average deaths in 2020.
Some pandemic, eh?
Vernon Coleman’s book A Bigger Problem than Climate Change is available on Amazon as a paperback and an eBook. First published in 2006 but more relevant than ever