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No Excessive Deaths in 2020 Due to COVID-19

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Don't Hate Me For Telling The Truth

On Nov. 22, 2020, John Hopkins published this truthful report. It created such a “liberal” furor that John Hopkins had to retract and delete the report from its website. Another example of “Cancel Culture” intimidation and fact censoring.

The data presented in John Hopkins report appears to confirm that the amount of COVID-19 deaths did not increase the number of deaths in the United States as compared to prior years. Shocker! Had COVID-19 caused 300K plus deaths, as the news media, and their followers repeat ad nauseum, you would see this increase in the number of deaths in the United States, but you don’t.

From the original John Hopkins report:

Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19. Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase is not seen from the CDC data. In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.

Transfer of Deaths

If you look at the death toll numbers for other causes of death, they all decreased in proportion to the deaths reported for COVID-19

From the original John Hopkins report:

This trend is completely contrary to the pattern observed in all previous years. Interestingly, as depicted in the table below, the total decrease in deaths by other causes almost exactly equals the increase in deaths by COVID-19. This suggests, according to Briand, that the COVID-19 death toll is misleading. Briand believes that deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza, and pneumonia may instead be recategorized as being due to COVID-19.

Source: [https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/johns-hopkins-study-mysteriously-disappears-shows-spite-covid-no-deaths-2020-prior-years].

Source: [https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/11/27/johns-hopkins-study-saying-covid-19-has-relatively-no-effect-on-deaths-in-u-s-deleted-after-publication-n1178930].

Wayback Machine Link to Original Study Source: [https://web.archive.org/web/20201126223119/https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2020/11/a-closer-look-at-u-s-deaths-due-to-covid-19].

The difference between dying with COVID-19 and dying from COVID-19.

The John Hopkins report appears to support the CDC’s fact that only 6% of reported COVID-19 deaths are from COVID-19 by itself. If there aren’t over 300,000 + excessive deaths in the US, there can’t be an excess of 300,000 deaths due to COVID-19 as the liberal legacy media and their brainwashed followers continually repeat.

Still Closing Restaurants In December 2020

In December 2020, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has again outlawed indoor dining and threaten another complete lockdown. Why? For your safety! According to contact tracing published by the state of New York, restaurants and bars only account for 1.43% of COVID-19 transmissions.

Source: [https://ny.eater.com/2020/12/11/22169841/restaurants-and-bars-coronavirus-spread-data-new-york].

Again, they ignore science and justify their ignorance by quoting the number of positive COVID-19 tests and cases. These COVID-19 positive tests have little to do with the number of active cases and little to do with the number of deaths.

Following is a chart showing the number of cases (green) and COVID-19 deaths (red). The CDC states that only 6% of the reported COVID-19 deaths (in RED) are from COVID-19 alone. The rest are comorbidities, like a fatal gunshot wound to the head, being reported as a COVID-19 death because of a positive COVID-19 test.


Every one of the millions of people who tested COVID-19 positive will be classified as a COVID-19 death if they die, regardless of cause.

Collateral Damages

The socioeconomic devastation of the lockdown has cost our country trillions of dollars in stimulus packages for a lockdown that, in my opinion, wasn’t necessary and politically motivated. We, the taxpayers, are eventually paying those trillions of dollars in stimulus money. The government doesn’t make money; the government only collects money in the form of taxes.

The lockdowns were implemented without consideration of the collateral damage they would cause. The lockdown pushed U.S. unemployment to over forty million. Americans lost their livelihoods, savings, and businesses. Some people couldn’t pay their mortgages, rents, or credit card bills. It became illegal to attend church, go to parks, beaches, or meet with other people. Hospitals were ordered to halt diagnostic services and elective surgeries to prepare for a pandemic, which never arrived.

It is estimated there will be 60,000 cancer deaths attributed to the lockdown because these medical services were halted. Domestic violence and child abuse rates went through the roof, as well as suicide, alcoholism, and drug abuse. It’s been estimated that more people will perish in the next decade because of the lockdown than died from COVID-19.

Think about your elected governors and mayors across the U.S. who evoke tyrannical laws and forced this unnecessary socioeconomic shutdown and stripped you of your constitutional rights.

Who sent swat teams to arrest churchgoers for breaking social distancing rules but told our police to “stand down” and allowed thousands of George Floyd protestors to riot, loot stores, destroy public and private property, pull down statues and government monuments, and attack innocent people.

Then listen to the fake news media and Democrat politicians deny and spin the reality as they defend and define these thugs and rioters as peaceful protestors.

To liberals, “silence is violence,” but looting and rioting are okay.

Democrats demanded mail-in voting because Fur Ihre Sicherheit says it isn’t safe for citizens to line up to vote. But it’s perfectly safe for thousands of protesters to gather and riot, burn buildings down and attack innocent people.

Mail-in voting was a sham to cheat the presidential election. The desperate lengths liberals have gone to and are willing to go to regain the power of the White House. Imagine.

Authors note:

Removed duplicate content.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 John Iovine


John Iovine (author) from NY on January 02, 2021:

Obviously, people like Mr. Happy are NOT checking the source material.

The source material has weekly data from 2-1-2020 to 9-5-2020 is being retrieved from the CDC website.

This is the data being used for the analysis and it is 2020 data from the CDC.

Please check the data before making comments.

My best to all.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on January 02, 2021:

There is no data available yet (I know because I checked) for overall deaths for year 2020. I will wait until that data comes up, then we can compare the total deaths from say 2015, or 2016, or 2017, with the total deaths from 2020. That is when we can see what the difference is because year after year, deaths in the United States only usually go up by roughly 50,000 due to aging population and so on.

So, it is way too early to try to decipher statistical numbers for 2020: the year just ended two days ago, haha!!

Have some patience and You will see the difference in the amount of people that died last year, with the years before.

All the best to everyone!

John Iovine (author) from NY on January 02, 2021:

Yes I double checked my work.

Who is FactCheck.Org?

FactCheck.Org is a liberal bias hack site made to propagandize under the guise of being fair and neutral.


Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 02, 2021:

How very interesting and what I suspected. I like hard number data. Thanks for this article.

Actually I am somewhat amazed that John's Hopkins was not banned from the whole web.