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Covid—or whatever—in Norway: 'Experts' and Officials Are Struggling (Failing) to Explain why ERs are Overflowing and Excess Mortality is up 10% This Year
ER specialists run around with their pants on fire, but they and officials continue to be 'mystified' by what may be causing these high numbers of excess deaths--here are my two cents (doh)
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And now this happened: succumbing to ‘the normative power of the factual’ (Georg Jellinek), legacy media—actually: state broadcaster NRK—struggles to ‘splain the drastic surge in ER visits and excess mortality this year.
I think the piece is rather self-explanatory, so I will just post the below translation; all emphases are mine (as are the short commentary in squared parentheses), but do check out the ‘Bottom Lines’ below.
Many More People Are Getting Ill and Die--Doctors Sound the alarm
Many hospitals are now warning of increasing patient numbers who seek medical attention but are not infected with the Corona virus. At the same time, excess mortality is increasing in Norway and across Europe.
‘I am worried. We have already reached the number of patients that we had expected to see in 2025’, says Jørn Einar Rasmussen, head of the Norwegian Association for Acute and Outpatient Medicine.
He is currently an emergency specialist at Drammen Hospital. Now he is experiencing a disturbing trend.
Patients aren’t sick with Covid
‘We never have fewer than 100 patients every day. There are adults with all sorts of ailments. We don’t understand why’, says Rasmussen.
He has been in contact with several other emergency departments across the country. All report a mysterious increase in the number of patients. Few of them are sick with Covid.
‘There is not any single one disease that stands out. It is worrying’, says Rasmussen.
Now the ER specialist is calling out to alert health authorities.
‘We see that it is necessary to speak out about this. If this trend continues, it could put the hospitals under a lot of pressure before too long.
In December, the employees at the emergency departments in Helse Sør-Öst [i.e., the Oslo metro area] will gather for a meeting to survey the situation.
At the same time, the excess mortality is also increasing. In Norway, excess mortality of more than 10% has been recorded so far this year.
‘This is more than we had expected. The figures are partly inexplicable’, says demographer Anders Sønstebø from Statistics Norway.
So far this year, 3,250 excess deaths have been registered, compared to the same period in 2019 [look at what they are doing!].
A large share of this increase is due to the pandemic.
The figures also show that the deaths largely occur among the older cohorts of the population.
Nevertheless, the excess mortality is so high that it makes statisticians take note.
‘I think that we may have to adjust life expectancy for both sexes down in 2022’, says Sønstebø.
In that case, it would be the first time in 25 years. Life expectancy for men has risen steadily since 1997.
And Norway is not in alone in this. Official numbers from Eurostat, which is Europe’s statistics agency, show that mortality has increased sharply in several countries.
Nakstad is Worried
‘We are aware that admissions at the hospitals have been persistently high in recent months. We are concerned’, says Deputy Director of the Health Directorate, Espen Rostrup Nakstad.
He fears that influenza, combined with a new Corona wave this winter, could lead to increased pressure on the health service.
‘That is why it is important that people follow the recommendation to take a booster dose of the Covid vaccine, or a flu vaccine, if they are in the risk groups.’
What is the explanation for so many suddenly falling ill now?
During the pandemic, we had fewer hospitalised patients with other diseases. People generally lived more carefully. Now we are back to normal. In addition, we have a slowly aging population. In addition, there may be coincidences which mean that the number of admissions has increased.
Nakstad believes that excess mortality may be an after-effect of last year’s pandemic.
‘We have had a low mortality rate during the pandemic. Those who have not yet been affected by the pandemic have become older, and they are thus more vulnerable. It can also be reflected in an increased incidence of disease in the population’, says Nakstad.
Isn’t it interesting how fast we’re regressing into a pre-scientific era? I mean, consider the fact that Statistics Norway is actually on the right path, i.e., comparing 2022 to the pre-Covid year of 2019.
At this pace, it’ll take public health officialdom perhaps only a few more years to start considering comparing mortality data for 2020 vs. 2021, or 2022, for that matter.
Note, first, that Joel Smalley already established the strange fact that the inflection points for excess mortality vary across different age brackets (see here).
Instead of the ‘baffled’ and ‘mystified’ doctors and public health officials, here’s my tinfoil hat-wearing ‘theory’: have you bother to look at jab administration differentials broken down by age bracket?
Now, I’m specifically not inferring causation, all I’m doing here is pointing to ‘strange’ coincidences of jab administration and excess mortality, spread out across different age brackets.
Needless to say that the Institute of Public Health’s own ‘statistics’ website doesn’t show the same date like that.
From my post from 26 Jan. 2022:
At some point, the evidence—for now buried in mortality data as highlighted by Joel Smalley—will become impossible to ignore. My personal expectation is twofold, hence the allusions to darkness above:
I’m convinced that someone in government and the bureaucracy has looked at the same data and come to essentially comparable conclusions. Perhaps their ‘hope’ may be that people will rather succumb to ‘all sorts of causes (of death)’, as opposed to clearly vaccine-related implications (this recognition may be simply a factor of carrying out systematic post-mortem autopsies). Still, the jury is out on the medium-to-long-term consequences of this gigantic human experiment, and my personal expectation is that those in power will seek to cover this up for as long as possible, and they might even get away with it.
Yet, why would they quite likely get away with it? Well, any look at the above data indicates that the last ‘sales pitch’ for the jabs (prevention of serious illness and death) is, at best, a questionable-to-untenable proposition. Even the briefest glance at vaccine-connected deaths (as per p. 19 in this week’s report) shows that already 2/3 of all in the past 4 weeks occurred among the ‘all-cause vaccinated’, which is very much in line with the hospitalisation distribution, with the additional kicker being the ‘median time elapsed since the last jab’, which stood at 309 days.
What’s the disgraceful role of the media in all of this? Well, my expectation is that they bear a considerable share of the blame, but I also expect the legacy media to yell ever-louder and point fingers at literally everyone (i.e., government, public health bodies) before they will engage in a bit of soul-searching, thereby further contributing to the destabilisation of state and society.
So, it looks as if ‘reality’ is beginning to ‘catch up’, and while we’re not there yet, this is another step towards the quite uncomfortable reckoning with not only the biggest medical experiment in human history. It will in all likelihood also usher in massive changes in terms of consciousness, public trust, and perhaps even a revolution.
I mean: Statistics Norway is actually doing the right thing, i.e., looking at a 2019 to the present (2022) comparison.
How is it possible that doctors are ‘mystified’ and public health officials cannot explain this?
Sure, I do think that the jabs aren’t the only thing to blame; reduced and/or cancelled screenings due to ‘Covid measures’ and its after-effects are certainly playing a role.
But: come on, politicians, public health officials, and legacy media, it’s not too hard to ask what is the one thing that is different in terms of ‘medical intervention’ between 2019 and 2022.
Let me offer you some unsolicited advice: were there any modRNA jabs rolled out in 2019?
If your answer is, ‘duh, no-oh’, you’re almost ‘there’.