Norwegian researchers examined the relationship between mortality rates and the number of people vaccinated against covid-19 in over 30 countries. They found that the more people who were vaccinated in 2021, the higher the mortality rate of the country in general in 2022.
In a new preprint study at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in Bergen, published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences, researchers have looked at whether there is a link between covid-19 vaccination in 2021 and increased mortality in Europe in the first nine months of 2022.
In 2022, the mortality rate has been higher than usual compared to the years 2016 to 2019, i.e. before covid-19. The study concludes that while there is research to suggest that covid-19 vaccinations prevented hospitalization and deaths of people who contracted covid-19, the preventive effect has now diminished.
They also point out that vaccines against covid-19 also have side effects such as myocarditis and pericarditis. The Norwegian researchers also point out that a recent study showed that the covid-19 disease itself did not cause these two diagnoses, giving a stronger indication that the diagnoses occurred in connection with the vaccinations against the disease.
The study looked at 31 EU countries, as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, and compared their mortality rates with the number of vaccinations. It found that the higher the vaccination rate of a country, the higher the overall mortality rate. In countries with lower vaccination rates, mortality was lower and in some cases lower than expected, such as Bulgaria where only 27.7 % of the population was vaccinated against covid-19 in 2021.