Nearly 10,000 more people than usual have died in the past four months from non-Covid reasons, as experts called for an urgent government inquiry into whether the deaths were preventable.
Fears are growing that NHS delays at the height of the pandemic left large numbers of people with previously treatable conditions suffering illnesses that have now become fatal.
Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that England and Wales registered 20,823 more deaths than the five-year average in the past 18 weeks. Only 11,531 deaths involved Covid.
It means that 9,292 deaths – 45 per cent – were not linked to the pandemic.
Professor Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford, said: “I’m calling for an urgent investigation.
“If you look at where the excess is happening, it’s in conditions like ischemic heart disease, cirrhosis of the liver and diabetes, all which are potentially reversible.
“This could be the fallout from the lack of preventable care during the pandemic, and what happens downstream of that.
Can we extrapolate those numbers? Can we ballpark at 30,000 additional non-COVID deaths in the last year?
I said this was happening and now someone at the NHS has put numbers to it.
I want to know what that fallout is in the US.
As I mentioned the other day, the Governor of New York just ended elective surgeries in her state, so what will that fallout be?
The government honestly and sincerely didn’t care about saving lives or preventing deaths, just so long as they could pretend they were doing something to stop COVID they were willing to sacrifice countless people.
Any accountability from this should include Nuremberg like trials, with similar punishments, which is why this will all get swept under the rug.
They murdered people through medical neglect to bolster their power with COVID.
Never forget that.