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Study: Over 3 Million Excess Deaths in West from 2020 to 2022

A study by S. Mostert et al titled “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022” published on 3 June 2024 found that the total number of excess deaths in 47 countries was over three million.

The paper is 12 pages long. The data, as the title states, is from “Our World in Data”.

The study included 47 countries of the West, excluding Andorra and Gibraltar. Data was extracted on 20 May 2023. Countries record data differently and there may be delays in reporting so not every country has the relevant data to the data extraction date.

Almost all 47 countries recorded excess mortality during the study period, except for Greenland.

Excess mortality was documented in 41 countries (87%) in 2020, in 42 countries (89%) in 2021 and in 43 countries (91%) in 2022.

The total number of excess deaths in those 47 countries was 3,098,456.

In 2020, the year of the COVID-19 pandemic and implementation of the containment measures, 1 033 122 excess deaths (P-score 11.4%) were recorded. In 2021, the year in which both COVID-19 containment measures and COVID-19 vaccines were used to address virus spread and infection, a total of 1 256 942 excess deaths (P-score 13.8%) were reported. In 2022, the year in which most containment measures were lifted and COVID-19 vaccines were continued, preliminary available data counts 808 392 excess deaths (P-score 8.8%).

The P-score “concerns the percentage difference between the reported number of deaths and the projected number of deaths in a country”.

Figure 4: Map of excess mortality P-scores in the Western World (n=47 countries).
Figure 4: Map of excess mortality P-scores in the Western World (n=47 countries).

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