New study used to falsely link COVID-19 vaccines to excess deaths

A new BMJ study assessed data from 47 countries between 2020 and 2022, finding a total of three million reported excess deaths, with 2021 having the highest number of reported deaths. The study concluded that “excess mortality has remained high in the Western World for three consecutive years, despite the implementation of COVID-19 containment measures and COVID-19 vaccines.” Vaccine opponents are misrepresenting the study to claim that COVID-19 vaccines caused excess deaths, spurring the journal to issue a statement about how the study has been misrepresented.

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