Continuing with the information contained in this article:
I’m just making some different points than the article does (one of the CSO links doesn’t work).
They only have the first and second quarters of 2020 so far.
I think this Irish government site wants readers to relate the deaths for these quarters of 2020 to COVID:
Total Deaths in Q1 2020 are 8,674 (Q1 2019 8,618)
Total Deaths in Q2 2020 are 8,582 (Q1 2019 7,519)
The number of deaths in each quarter going back to 1960 are available here.
Deaths Registered 2011Q1 State Number 8,093
Deaths Registered 2011Q2 State Number 7,277
Deaths Registered 2011Q3 State Number 6,911
Deaths Registered 2011Q4 State Number 6,714
Deaths Registered 2012Q1 State Number 7,979
Deaths Registered 2012Q2 State Number 7,080
Deaths Registered 2012Q3 State Number 6,825
Deaths Registered 2012Q4 State Number 6,964
Deaths Registered 2013Q1 State Number 8,347
Deaths Registered 2013Q2 State Number 7,644
Deaths Registered 2013Q3 State Number 6,983
Deaths Registered 2013Q4 State Number 7,044
Deaths Registered 2014Q1 State Number 8,110
Deaths Registered 2014Q2 State Number 7,197
Deaths Registered 2014Q3 State Number 7,001
Deaths Registered 2014Q4 State Number 6,787
Deaths Registered 2015Q1 State Number 8,604
Deaths Registered 2015Q2 State Number 7,565
Deaths Registered 2015Q3 State Number 6,851
Deaths Registered 2015Q4 State Number 6,932
Deaths Registered 2016Q1 State Number 8,609
Deaths Registered 2016Q2 State Number 7,697
Deaths Registered 2016Q3 State Number 7,129
Deaths Registered 2016Q4 State Number 6,955
Deaths Registered 2017Q1 State Number 9,067
Deaths Registered 2017Q2 State Number 7,315
Deaths Registered 2017Q3 State Number 6,987
Deaths Registered 2017Q4 State Number 7,115
Deaths Registered 2018Q1 State Number 9,278
Deaths Registered 2018Q2 State Number 7,592
Deaths Registered 2018Q3 State Number 7,143
Deaths Registered 2018Q4 State Number 7,103
Deaths Registered 2019Q1 State Number 8,618
Deaths Registered 2019Q2 State Number 7,519
Deaths Registered 2019Q3 State Number 7,358
Deaths Registered 2019Q4 State Number 7,639
Deaths Registered 2020Q1 State Number 8,674
Deaths Registered 2020Q2 State Number 8,582
Trying to look at it objectively, there are years that have a similar number of deaths as 2020 Q1 (8,674) and this seems to be a pattern across the years (higher number for Q1), but the number of deaths reported for 2020 Q2 (8,582) does seem like a spike in deaths to me. It seems higher than for other Q2 periods in past years.
My first explanation–guess–for this, assuming the policies in Ireland in 2020 match what I know about Canadian policies, is that the elderly were denied health care, they were considered less valuable and they were crammed into long term care homes and many were denied hospital care. This is what happened in Ontario and other Canadian and international jurisdictions (US, UK, Canada at least). Many were told there was no treatment for their condition (if diagnosed with “covid”). Some were put on respirators instead. Many more than usual died early of neglect in care homes.
So I think this likely accounts for the spike in deaths in Ireland in that quarter if these numbers are accurate. Others would just assume they died of COVID-19 (you can see the official COVID-19 deaths statistics also), but I say some of them died early of COVID-19 policies regardless of the official cause of death being accurate or not.
I want to emphasize my personal observations from media reports. I recommend people think for themselves–this is very important to do when there is a lot of deception.
First, when COVID began, the first thing I remember was that governments announced that elderly patients had less value and they were going to be treated differently. These are explicit life-boat ethics policies–Canada, Ontario, US, UK. I don’t know if they were formally imposed in Ireland or not.
Second, crediting research by Denis Rancourt, Rosemary Frei and Jon Rappoport, it is clearly documented that the elderly in Canada–based on these policies–were denied access to hospitals–many of them. They were directed out of the hospitals and sent to care homes, where they were subject to extreme isolation procedures (as everyone knows but people are conflicted about them) and subsequent resulting NEGLECT.
I posted the policy documents and some of these mainstream news stories here and you can find the others in my other posts.
I don’t believe that the anti-elderly death panels policy is a minor part of the COVID scandal. It is a front-and-centre aspect of COVID. It was early-on announced by the media. It went past people and flew over their heads because people were focused on the media story about an alleged “pandemic.” People in Canada and other countries have passively accepted relatively recent euthanasia policies (officially introduced in Canada) and these COVID triage/death panel policies were an expansion of euthanasia.
They did not die under typical influenza conditions as with other years. Yes, of course old age and comorbidities are a factor–there are deaths every year. But there were more excess deaths than there would have been otherwise because they were isolated, neglected and refused proper treatment–because of distorted information about treatments. They were sent out of hospitals (believe it or not) and refused access to hospitals. On top of that, there was a systematic denial that there was any effective treatment for COVID! Doctors were restrained from using treatments that were considered normal in the past.
So, yes, there would have been “flu” deaths as with previous years (numbers similar to “COVID” deaths) but in 2020 there was a very unusual situation of excess deaths due to these policies. I’m not talking about the official cause of death being COVID or not–that is another subject. More died than should have died. And the fear of COVID was exaggerated and hyped in the media, yes, but some terrible policies of neglect were carried out openly, and yet disguised through propaganda. The focus was on one thing but it was actually another thing that was going on–like in a “shell game.” And people of all ages also died because of the lockdowns and because of cancellation of surgeries. And the excuse given for these policies was that there was an “emergency.”
I put some links together here about the Canadian situation to give an overview.
The pandemic story was told in order to justify POLICY CHANGES–to change our whole system and view of human life and our role in this world (“essential” vs. “non-essential”). And it is consistent with policies that have already been introduced in recent years and over the last decade.
The article’s point is that the total number of deaths for 2020 in Ireland, based on these numbers (if they’re accurate) is lower than 2019–even though there was a pandemic declared.
I’ve just listed 2020 and 2019:
Jan 2946 3041
Feb 2676 2603
Mar 2868 2672
Apr 3523 2502
May 2555 2651
Jun 2101 2388
Jul 2066 2321
Aug 2146 2314
Sep 2156 2411
Oct 2331 2581
Nov 1970 2679
Dec 1657 3060
Just doing a quick calculation (hopefully I added the numbers correctly)
For 2020, the total is 28,995.
For 2019, the total is 31,223.
That’s clear enough, and note how most months of 2020 have a lower number of deaths compared to the previous year (despite there being a “pandemic”).
But I notice the large number for April 2020 (3523), which raises the number of second quarter deaths and which is consistent with an excess number of deaths occurring due to COVID policies (or as others would think, due to COVID) in April 2020.
I think people should watch out for this happening again for the winter and spring months of 2021.
Article by Denis Rancourt.
Article by Rosemary Frei.