Data shows Canada had way more Covid deaths in 2022, with a 85% vaccinated population and a less deadly Covid variant than in 2020, with 0% vaccinated.
Health Canada reports Covid deaths week-by-week, starting from the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.
In 2020, the total Covid deaths reported to the Public Health Agency Canada by provinces and territories was 9,225. The first death was recorded in March.
In 2021, as vaccines became accessible to Canadians between January and July, Covid deaths didn’t decrease over the year. Instead, the figure slightly increased to 9,934.
And, in 2022, with an approximately 85% vaccinated population in January and a less deadly Covid variant dominant, Covid deaths increased again.
Over 2022, Health Canada data shows 15,844 deaths occurred due to Covid – almost double the number of deaths in 2020 when citizens were “unprotected.”
Over half of these reported deaths between 2020 and 2022 were among Canadians aged 80 years and older.
Health Canada no longer provides data on death by vaccination status. As such, there’s no way to decipher which deaths in 2022 were among vaccinated populations and which were among unvaccinated.
The health agency does show overall death percentages by vaccine status from the start of the vaccine rollout in December 2020. This data reveals that just over half of all Covid deaths took place among those who received at least one Covid vaccine.
Legacy media created hysteria around the Delta variant in 2021, as the just-vaccinated population was learning they were not immune from getting infected with – or dying from – Covid.
Data suggested that the Delta variant was more contagious than the previously dominant Alpha, but less deadly. Furthermore, research indicates the Omicron variant – which became dominant in 2022 – is even less lethal than the Delta.
As previously reported by The Counter Signal, Canada’s 2022 excess deaths trajectory is on pace to shatter the total from 2021 – and obliterate that from 2020.
Excess deaths is the term that indicates whether a region had more or fewer deaths than expected, given demographics and historical trends. The figure helps calculate the true impact of a health crisis.
Health Canada data indicates 13,940 excess deaths took place in 2022 up to August 27.
By this same period in 2021, the total excess deaths was 10,406. In 2020, the total was 8,057.
In other words, as the percentage of Canadians “vaccinated” against Covid increased, so too did the excess death total and the Covid deaths.
Note: Health Canada informed The Counter Signal these numbers are subject to change due to lags in reporting. Data provided in this article reflect January 30 2022 updates and can be confirmed here under ‘Figure 2: Text description.’