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SA’s Covid-19 death toll exceeds 60 000

Over the last 24 hours 138 deaths from the disease were reported, bringing the total to 60 038.
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South Africa’s official death toll from Covid-19 has passed 60 000, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases said.

Over the last 24 hours 138 deaths from the disease were reported, bringing the total to 60 038, the NICD said in a statement on Monday.

South Africa’s actual number of deaths from the virus could exceed 170 000, according to excess death studies by the South African Medical Research Council, which tracks the number of deaths above the historical norm in weekly reports.

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According to Macrotrends, the average age of death in 2018 in South Africa was 64. In Hong Kong it was 84. So how many South Africans could or should have lived 20 years longer and why didn’t they?
In 2018 the deaths in South Africa from all causes were 545,155 and the death rate per thousand was 9.43 whereas the death rate in Hong Kong was 6.4 per thousand. So if we are so concerned about so few seasonal flu deaths why are we not at all concerned about these other numbers?
Of course if we just keep adding regardless of how many years involved then the numbers will look far worse. And if we do not define what we are talking about or give any reference for where to check the data then we are simply attempting to conduct rear mongering.

“South Africa’s actual number of deaths from the virus could exceed 170 000, according to excess death studies by the South African Medical Research Council, which tracks the number of deaths above the historical norm in weekly reports.” – Pure unfounded speculation. The excess deaths could also be due to poverty, suicide, violence, other medical interventions missed due to covid lockdowns etc. For all we know, the lockdown has caused the other excess deaths and could in fact have been worse than the virus..

The running total of deaths for this virus is the big tell that it is a scam. The excess death numbers are derived from computer modelling, garbage in, garbage out. All one needs to know is how many people died of all causes and what the population is estimated at. These numbers have suddenly become impossible to find for last year. In the last few years the number of deaths per 1000 has been around 9 or 10. Except for 2006 when we had around 16 deaths per thousand, and that is the number that we need to compare last year with. I suspect that it will blow the narrative out the water and that is why no journalist’s will ask those questions.

Yep. “Quick, the official numbers aren’t scary enough – what should we do?” “hmmm, i don’t know – make up new ones? that should work”

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