“….And when we act, we create our own reality.” — Senior U.S. Government Official, 2004
We now have overall mortality data for the early months of 2020 for Mexico City, and it raises a few questions that cry out for explanation from lockdown apologists.
But first let’s take a look at the data.
As you can see, there was no significant increase in overall mortality in Mexico City until the week ending on April 19, and then a sudden, sharp rise during the week ending on April 26, which continued on into May.
We now have mortality data for the first few months of 2020 for many countries, and, as you might expect, there were steep increases associated with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in each one.
Surprisingly, however, these increases did not begin before the lockdowns were imposed, but after. Moreover, in almost every case, they began immediately after. Often, mortality numbers were on a downward trend before suddenly reversing course after lockdowns were decreed.
This is an astonishing finding. But before I discuss its full import, and pose some questions to those who still defend the utility of lockdowns, I…