Denis Rancourt has done it again. In his newest study, Denis has scrutinized the all-cause mortality data for the USA in 2020 and 2021 for clues as to whether COVID truly shows the hallmarks of a respiratory virus pandemic. Together with his co-authors Marine Baudin and Jérémie Mercier, Denis shows that excess mortality peaks in the summer months and shows large deviations between individual states and affects younger adults more strongly than older ones. None of these traits agree with the typical pattern of respiratory virus pandemics such as influenza, which cause excess mortality mostly in the winter season and among the elderly, and which typically exhibit a fairly synchronous pattern across jurisdictions. The authors make the case that local or regional spikes in mortality were caused not by the virus but instead by regional heatwaves, harmful government interventions, and by the widespread misdiagnosis of other respiratory ailments as “COVID”, followed by inadequate or altogether denied medical treatment. You can download the entire report for free at Denis’ website.
The link to Dr. Rancourt’s articles on COVID is here