There is an ongoing debate on Jay Bhattacharya and Rav Arora’s Illusion of Consensus Substack, which concerns the recent claim made by Bret Weinstein on the Tucker Carlson show that up to 17 million people worldwide may have died as a direct result of the Covid vaccination campaigns.
This estimate was disputed by Danish scientist Tracy Beth Høeg, and her analysis featured in a recent Daily Sceptic article here.
What immediately caught my eye in her article was the chart from Professor John Ioannidis showing the excess deaths of a variety of countries during the Covid period. This chart showed Denmark very near the bottom with no excess death reported at all:
Dr. Høeg then went on to discuss the Danish data specifically, and used them to try to prove that the claim made by Weinstein was not plausible.
I had previously looked at Danish mortality data in my early articles in the DS, and knew that they looked very similar to the U.K. data that I have followed throughout the Covid years. I was therefore somewhat sceptical of the idea that Denmark had little to no excess death during that time.
Following the link provided by Høeg to the Danish all-cause mortality (ACM) data for the years 2016 to 2023, the first thing you see is this chart: