“A century later, considering that there have been extraordinary advances in medicine, the inability of this Government by subjecting the population to medical recommendations, it is proving to be fatal for more than 10,000 Portuguese in a month“, continue in the same text, dated 8 August.
“Still, the mortality that is verified today in Portugal there are also others responsiblethe main ones are seated in the Assembly of the Republic, as they will allow the Government, dominated by the lobbies laboratories, pharmaceuticals and New world orderthe majority believing in what was sold daily in the newspapers and on the television, it is added.
Starting with the mortality figures in Portugal. This text appears to be based on a news of the newspaper “Expresso”, published in the August 5th edition, with the following title: “100 years ago there were no more than 10,000 deaths every month.”
“Number of deaths between January and July does not exceed those of 2021, but it remains very high and with an almost unprecedented standard. Only in July were registered 1,716 excess deaths. Experts warn of socioeconomic effects, especially among the elderly, and call for urgent study. Mortality should lead to a further decline in life expectancy,” the newspaper reported.
“Since the beginning of the year, more than 10,000 people have died in Portugal every month, which is exceptional, particularly in the months of May and June. It was not until 1923, in the aftermath of the Spanish flu pandemic, that a pattern similar to that of this year is found. Although the number of deaths between January and July did not exceed those of the same period last year, the dimension of this mortality already points to a further decline in average life expectancy. The heat, the cold, Covid-19, the flu and aging are plausible explanations for the same numbers, but there are other hypotheses that cannot be ruled out, such as the consequences of a reduced access to medical care during the pandemic and from one increasing economic hardship impacting the mortality of the elderly. Experts call for more data and an urgent study.”
As for Portugal, there is no doubt that the excess mortality in the first seven months of the year was quite high. Does the same apply to other European countries, as claimed in the publication in question?
Consulting the latest EuroMOMO dataEuropean mortality monitoring system, we found that there is no global of the 26 participating countries there is no record of a very high excess mortality in the first seven months of the year.
The line referring to 2022 has been rising in recent weeks, but remains below 2020 excess mortality rates and only very recently (coinciding with the heat waves that devastated different geographic points of Europe) is that surpassed the numbers of 2018 and 2021.
It matters but have in Warning an unusual element: in the age group up to 14 years oldyes, there is a excess mortality peak which stands out in direct comparison with previous years. In the age groups we did not find a similar phenomenon.
From the analysis of data from each country, individually, to the results that Only Spain has recorded high levels of excess mortality aloneespecially in the last few weeks, once again coinciding with the heat waves that have ravaged the Spanish territory.
In the 30th week of 2022, the last with data available on EuroMOMO, for example, only the Spain presents a level “very high“of excess mortality, while the Germany is on a level “moderate“. In most countries there is not even an excess of mortality, while Portugal and some other countries like Sweden, Greece and Netherlands are on a level “low“of excess mortality.
Based on these EuroMOMO data, it is safe that excess mortality in Portugal does not check in an “identical” way in the rest of Europe, with most countries presenting at moderate or low levels, except in Spain what have you been in even higher.