Lazy eyes listen
According to data supplied by Israel’s Ministry of Health in response to a freedom of information request from lawyer Ori Xabi, not a single healthy person under the age of 50 died of Covid-19.
“Why were all the extreme measures of school closures, vaccination of children, and lockdowns required?” said Yoav Yehezkelli, an internal medicine doctor and outspoken critic of Israel’s Covid-19 policy, to the Epoch Times.
Xabi asked the ministry to provide the average age of patients who died of the disease, segmented by vaccination status, as well as the annual number of cardiac arrest cases between 2018 and 2022, in addition to the number of Covid-19 deaths in patients under 50 with no underlying health conditions.
According to the government, the average age of fatalities among those vaccinated against Covid-19 was 80.2 years, while the average for the unprotected was 77.4.
However, the Ministry of Health argued that it would be unable to give cardiac arrest data for the years 2021 and 2022 since the data had not yet been transferred to them.
A study conducted this year that analysed data from the Israel National Emergency Medical Services discovered a startling 25% increase in emergency services calls for people aged 16 to 39 from January to May 2021.
However, Sharon Elroy-Pries, the Ministry of Health’s head of Public Health Services, condemned efforts to link the increase in cardiac arrests to the start of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in December 2020, and denied that there had been an increase in young people’s deaths during that time.
One of the study’s authors, cardiologist Retsef Levi, pointed out that the ministry claimed not to have information on cardiac arrests for 2021 and 2022, implying that one of the two claims had to be wrong.
While the MoH insisted that the data it provided to Xabi was limited to cases in which an epidemiological investigation was completed, it is known to have access to a database that includes extensive data on all patients, including underlying conditions, regardless of whether an epidemiological investigation was performed.
Yehezkelli criticised the MoH’s answer as “a bit naive,” querying why it had withheld the entire data, but noted that the numbers validated government opponents. “It was definitely a disease that actually only endangered the elderly,” he added, noting that the MoH data revealed the average age of death from Covid-19 was 80.
Following more than two years of stonewalling in response to Xabi’s freedom of information requests, the MoH has committed to provide all-cause mortality data divided by vaccination status and age by the end of the month.