Spain’s Excess Deaths Cannot Be Explained by Authorities
One of Spain’s foremost newspapers, El Mundo, reports on a large excess of deaths that the country’s Health Ministry is unable to explain.
12,000 Unexplainable Deaths
12.000 muertes sin explicación
El exceso de muertes se dispara en España y Sanidad no sabe la causa https://t.co/yvCsvDQq3r
— EL MUNDO (@elmundoes) November 10, 2022
To paraphrase the media outlet, “There is still no scientific consensus about the specific causes of excess deaths in Spain, but the experts point to several factors. It is a very bad year for mortality and it’s even worse than it seems.”
According to data collated by the Institute of Health, there has been an excess of 36,311 deaths for the year preceding November 7, 2022.
The dataset specifically assigns 5,861 deaths to the unusual heat wave in the summer.
Only 10,410 of the deaths are being linked by authorities to COVID. About 11,850 deaths cannot be explained.
Spain has a population of a little over 47 million.
Meanwhile, the Europe-wide EuroMoMo tracker has been reporting “excess mortality” practically every week since the start of the year.
The last time EuroMomo reported normal levels of excess mortality appears to be Week 40 of last year.
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Spain’s “MoMo” statistics: momo.isciii.es/panel_momo