Study: COVID shots linked to increase in overall deaths

A new study finds that higher use of COVID-19 mRNA shots in a particular locality correlates with a notable increase in deaths from all causes.

The researchers, reports investigative reporter Alex Berenson, examined municipal data on vaccinations and deaths in the Netherlands. They found a “vaccination-correlated mortality rate” of about 5%, meaning that 5% of deaths of deaths overall reflected vaccination rates.

The lead researcher, Andre Redert, said the result is “alarming and calls for more research on the effect of current covid vaccines on all-cause mortality.”

He explains in the paper, which has not been peer reviewed, that the pattern does not prove the vaccinations caused the excess deaths. But the study does show a correlation that has been observed since the summer of 2021 in countries with a high rate of vaccination.

Highly vaccinated countries, Berenson wrote, generally posted non-COVID death increases of 5% to 10%.

A 5% increase would translate to about 175,000 extra deaths annually in the United States.

On Friday, the European Union’s database on excess mortality, EuroMOMO, reported another week of above-normal mortality, with nearly 8,000 more deaths than would be expected.

Berenson noted that a few news articles recently recently have reported the trend, but “health authorities and most major news outlets continue to ignore it resolutely.”

“The finding in the new paper is particularly striking because the Netherlands has very high Covid vaccination levels nationally, so the differences between cities are relatively small,” he said.

Nearly every Dutch city has vaccination rates between 70% and 90%, mostly the mRNA shots from Pfizer and Moderna.