Lazy eyes listen
by Jessica Rose
As y’all are aware, I’ve been doing some looking around in VAERS at young people who have reported dying for a time now and I want to share some data and get some feedback.
On the subject of excess deaths of youths, enter Edward Dowd. He is an interesting fellow. He was a portfolio manager for the multinational investment firm BlackRock and a former analyst and Wall Street executive. We spoke at a meeting together not long ago. He has more recently spoken about the young deaths in a very specific way: in the context of the Vietnam War.
The Millennials, about ages 25 to 40, experienced an 84% increase in excess mortality in the fall, he said, describing it as the “worst-ever excess mortality, I think, in history.” It was the highest increase in excess deaths of any age group last year, seven times higher than the Silent Generation, those who are older than 85.
And the increase coincided with the vaccine mandates and the approval of the booster shots.
“Basically, Millennials experienced a Vietnam War in the second half of 2021,” Dowd said, noting 58,000 people died in the conflict.
He is not wrong. Actually, he is absolutely correct. What is happening on our doorsteps is shocking and everyone needs to pay stop genuflecting and start paying attention.
But wait! There’s more! If you head online to https://www.usmortality.com/excess-percent, prepare to have some fun. You can select ‘Filter’ and then pick the United States and a particular age group. If you select the age group from 25-44 years old you get the chart below. As you can see, this plot confirms what Edward said: there is, in fact, an 80% increase in excess mortality in this young age group in late summer/early fall 2021.
This also confirms the insurance data.
What on earth could have caused this incredible increase? Was it COVID with its Infection Fatality Rate for this age demographic of virtually 0 (“The IFR was zero among people aged 18 to 39 years”)1? Probably not. The timing is off with regard to Delta. Was it opioids? Maybe, but according to CDC, the deaths due to opioids is not sufficient to account for such an excess.2 Was it suicides? Maybe, but according to CDC, the deaths due to suicides is not sufficient to account for such an excess either.3
Was it the injections? Unknown. Can we find out using VAERS data? Maybe. We can look for hints.
Fast and dirty. My ongoing Substack diary. I love it. (I admit I have left out the analysis part of this particular article but I really just wanted to put this out there for now.)
Here’s some VAERS data. I plotted the data in VAERS reported for 25-44 year olds and extracted their death data. Of all of the Domestic deaths reported in VAERS, this age group represents 9.3% of the deaths (Total deaths: N = 12,136; Deaths individuals aged 25-44: N = 1,132). For the combined Domestic and Foreign data sets, the total number of deaths is double that of Domestic alone (Total deaths: N = 25,301; Deaths individuals aged 25-44: N = 1,828) where the 25-44 age group represents 7.2% of the deaths. The following plot includes the data for the combined data sets.
The distribution of death shows that there about twice as many reports for the ages on the elder end of the 25-44 spectrum, which is not surprising. Nothing else too shocking here. Besides dead young people reported to VAERS in the context of the magical COVID-19 injections.
I wanted to know how many deaths were reported per month so that I could compare the distribution to the overt excess in mortality reported by the CDC in late summer 2021. Below is a plot of all deaths in the combined data sets per month in 2021. (1 = January → 12 = December).
There is a peak in death reports (this is according to RECVDATE – date the entry was received to the front-end data set) in April and in August. This accounts for all deaths reported to VAERS regardless of time from…