Despite COVID getting the greatest media attention of any event since World War II, the latest data from a respected statistics website shows that, globally, the number of deaths from all causes for 2020 was no higher than expected, given previous years’ totals. In addition, the annual world death rate per one thousand in population has been steadily declining since 1950, from 20 per thousand in 1950, to 7.6 per thousand in 2020, the same as in 2019. …
The data shows that total world deaths from all causes held steady at about 58.8 million per year since 2019. In 2017 the total was 58.7 million. If anything, global deaths were lower than expected last year, due to aging Baby Boomer demographics, which accounts for a slight, normal rise in deaths in most years.
In global terms, if excess deaths are the criteria, there was no pandemic.
Corona Virus News, 9 June 2021
My take on it
At the outset some people were suspicious as to whether overall deaths would substantiate the doomsday claims. With the passage of time the numbers are in. They confirm the original suspicion.
The tragedy is that an orchestrated fear campaign has had its effect.