The Canadian Government has now published total deaths to the end of 2020. After adjusting for our aging population here is what 2020 looked like compared to the 2010-2019 average
Since June 13th (week 24) deaths in Canada have been completely normal. Officially 7,499 people died with covid between June 13th and December 31st. Yet we have no excess deaths during that period.
Overall, 2020 was not even a particularly deadly year. Below is what 2020 looks like compared to the previous 10 years.
If you look closely you can see that 2020 was the worst year in Canada in the last 11 years. It was 1 whole percent higher than the next highest year (2017). That was our world ending pandemic 1% more deaths than our last bad cold and flu season. I am so glad the government forced unemployment on a million Canadians for my protection.
You may have also noticed that 2019 was the lowest year in the last 11 years. So, our highest year followed our lowest year. If I average 2019 with 2020 and compare it to the average of 2010 to 2018, this is what I get.
Hard to tell the difference, isn’t it? It seems that one of the reasons deaths were higher in 2020 is that a few thousand old people had the gall not to die in 2019.
I do not know, maybe I am missing something. Shouldn’t the great COVID plague of 2020 be obvious? It is a good thing the government told me my life was in peril. Otherwise, I do not think I could possibly have noticed. Some day I will have to send Justin and Theresa gift baskets.
The situation in Alberta is similar but not the same. Canada is a very large country Covid did not hit everywhere equally in the spring of 2020. We saw the same thing in Europe. Places that got hit hard in the spring got off lightly this winter. Any place that got off lightly in the spring is being hit hard now. Alberta did not have any excess deaths until November.
Finally, after 9 months of lockdown Alberta is part of the pandemic. Even with the late surge in deaths COVID in Alberta was still hardly noticeable. Below is 2020 vs the previous 10 years.
Again 2020 was the worst year in the last 11 by a very small margin. 2020 was 2.5% worse than 2013. Like the rest of the country 2020 followed the lowest year in the last 11 years. When I do the same averaging, I get this.
There is a 0.5% difference. I do not know what it was about 2019 but we had a lot of old people determined not to die. Not to worry, Dominatrix Deena and her evil Troll fixed that up for us in 2020.
Even with a powerful microscope it is hard to see the difference between 2020 and any other year. Remember I am using total deaths and covid was not the only thing Canadian’s dealt with in 2020. Canadians were also subject to lockdowns in 2020. There is no doubt some of the excess deaths were due to the lockdowns. 4 weeks ago, I discussed how not all the excess deaths in Alberta can be explained by covid.
Anecdotally I can tell you this. After 1 year of “the worst pandemic in 100 years” (the media’s words not mine), I still do not know anyone who has had covid. I certainly then do not know anyone who has died of Covid. This is not meant to dismiss or diminish the deaths that did happen. It is just meant to illustrate the absurdity of this. If COVID 19 was the great plague we are told it is, how has it not touched my life in any way?
Sadly, I cannot say that I do not know anyone who was killed by the lockdowns. A few months ago, I met a troubled young man. He took his life during the second lockdown. So, I do not know a single person who was ill, but I did meet one person that the government helped kill. From my perspective the government is far more dangerous than the virus. Where do I get a vaccination that protects me from government?
If I could wave a magic wand and resurrect people the government killed in 2020, it likely would have been a below average year. That makes me think I should reconsider what I put in the gift baskets.