Horowitz: 20 bizarre causes of death that the media is blaming on sudden adult death syndrome
“Hundreds more people than usual are dying each week in England and Wales with Covid not to blame for the majority of deaths, new figures show,” reports the U.K. Daily Telegraph.
It’s become a common theme throughout the world since 2021 (not 2020): There is a spike in excess deaths and sudden unexplained deaths, including among younger people. It sounds kind of important, right? Shouldn’t we seek to investigate all the variables that have changed since 2021?
The fact that the human race is suddenly dying off early is no longer a secret. We need not pore through life insurance, medical billing, excess death, or disability data. The media is not even hiding the news of young people suddenly dropping from heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots. After all, that is why they invented the moniker of “sudden adult death syndrome.” But what is shocking is how they have conjured up every speculative reason under the sun as the culprit – often bordering on parody and insanity – rather than looking at a certain obvious starting point.
CTV News reported last week, “Alberta is reporting an unprecedented increase in ill-defined and unknown causes of death in 2021.” According to government statistics from Alberta, ill-defined and unknown causes of death more than doubled – from 1,464 in 2020 to 3,362 in 2021. It has surpassed dementia to secure the number-one spot in causes of death for 2021. That’s kind of a big deal.
For its part, Alberta Health and the medical examiner’s office have yet to provide an explanation for the sudden spike in deaths for unknown reasons. The article speculates, of course, that COVID or disruptions in health care as a result of the pandemic were responsible. However, it would be odd for that to have occurred only in 2021 and not during the first year of the pandemic, when there was a stricter disruption in health care services.
On the other side of Canada, CBC reports a 24% increase in all-cause deaths in New Brunswick for the final 25 weeks of 2021 over the long-term average of previous years. An extra 886 people died in the province during that half of 2021, but there were only 114 recorded COVID deaths at the time.
In order to avoid investigating the product that was introduced to the world, which is now associated with over 14,000 categories of injuries in VAERS, but particularly with heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots, the media has come up with a number of silly diagnoses of sudden adult death syndrome. Here are just a few examples:
- Caffeine: For no apparent reason, a story appeared in the U.K. Express on July 7 noting that caffeine can cause “sticky blood” and lead to deep vein thrombosis. Yeah, because somehow people never drank caffeine before 2021? Of course they did, and yet we never heard about mass blood clotting. And of course, the spike protein has nothing to do with blood clotting, even though there have been over 9,000 reports of DVT in VAERS!
- Eggs: Well, what do you often have with your morning coffee? Some eggs and bacon. The same U.K. Express dug up a Cleveland Clinic study and published an article earlier this year warning that eggs and some meats can elevate risk factors for blood clots.
- Skipping breakfast: OK, well if coffee and eggs are out, perhaps I will just skip breakfast altogether. Not so fast. The U.K. Express warned in December that skipping breakfast might elevate your risk for a heart attack. So, all those young people suddenly having heart attacks? Just remember that skipping your breakfast might increase your risk of heart attack by 21%.
- Cold weather: We are told that the globe is warmer than ever, yet in the winter of 2021-2022, the U.K. Sun felt it was important to notify people that cold weather can suddenly cause blood clotting and heart attacks more than ever.
- Global warming: Well, what accounts for the sudden deaths not during the cold weather? Fear not, they have you covered. Around the same time, a new paper published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology warned that the future increase in severity of heat waves will dramatically harm cardiovascular health.
- Energy bills: You just can’t avoid heart attacks and strokes any time of the year. Even if you stay indoors during the global warming-induced cold fronts, but with skyrocketing energy prices, people might cut back on home heating. Dr. Amir Khan warned in WalesOnline that “if you can't afford to heat your home, it actually causes an increased risk of developing heart attacks and strokes because your blood vessels contract to conserve heat, which pushes your blood pressure up, and over time that has an impact on your heart attack risk."
- Climate change: Well, if it’s not too hot or cold, either way the climate is always changing, and that is reason for concern. Forbes magazine would like you to know that the reason there is a sudden concern about early death from heart attacks is because of climate change.
- Solar storms: The New Scientist wants you to know that every 11 years there are solar storms that could cause up to 5,500 heart-related deaths. So when going through the excess sudden deaths beyond recorded COVID deaths, you must also factor in the solar storm deaths.
- Increased physical activity: If you are cold and you want to prevent your blood vessels from contracting, you might do some exercise. But the Irish Times warned last year that rigorous exercise could place you at greater risk for heart attacks by creating a rapid build-up of calcium deposits in the coronary arteries.
- Weightlifting: In recent years, weightlifting has become more popular among those going to the gym. But Dr. Manjunath warned in the New Indian Express, again, headed into the 2021-2022 winter that isometric exercises add strain to muscles, which can rupture the plaques in the heart. It must be that gym lifestyle that is responsible for the reported sudden increase in heart attacks among young healthy individuals in India.
- Watching TV: Man, rigorous exercise will cause cardiovascular problems? I’ll just sit on the couch and watch TV. Well, now the media everywhere is warning of a new study that watching more than four hours of TV a day can increase your risk of blood clots by 35%.
- Falling asleep with TV on: OK, so I won’t be a couch potato all day, but will only watch TV as I’m ready to go to sleep. Not so fast! A brand-new study being promoted widely in the media shows that you are at risk of dying young if you fall asleep with the TV on.
- Gardening: If you can’t safely be a couch potato nor exercise vigorously without the threat of a heart attack, perhaps gardening is a happy medium to get you active but not too active. But in comes the U.K. Sun with a recent headline, “GREEN FINGERS Urgent warning to gardeners as soil ‘increases risk of killer heart disease’.” All those toxins in the soil can give you a heart attacks and strokes, according to researchers at the University Medical Center Mainz.
- Sex:The Medical Express really wants you to know that it’s not just elderly politicians cheating on their spouses who could die suddenly during sex. A new study in JAMA fond the median age of those who died within one hour of having intercourse was 38. Oh, and many were female too. So the next time you see a young athlete suddenly drop on the field, aside from the rigorous exercise that seemed to cause so many heart attacks before 2021 on the soccer fields, he might have engaged in intercourse before the game. Or perhaps they did it while standing up.
- Cold showers: If you want to avoid the risk factors of the sex, then you might opt for a cold shower. However, you might change your mind with new research out of Portsmouth University, which warns that some young, fit people who recently died of sudden heart attacks must have been the result of plunging into cold water during a heat wave.
- Lack of sleep: All of this might be giving you anxiety and preventing you from sleeping. But the American Heart Association is now warning that lack of sleep could increase your risk factor for a heart attack.
- Pandemic: Last year, on World Stroke Day, Dr. Tom Wolfe, Advocate Aurora Health Neurologist, informed the public that there’s been a rise in younger people having more deadly strokes. But he thinks the reason is the bad habits picked up during the lockdowns, like watching too much TV and being on the computer. Somehow, those deaths weren’t seen until 2021, not in 2020 during the lockdowns.
- Energy drinks: I’ll tell you why so many young people are getting sudden heart attacks and strokes. They are the ones consuming all those fizzy energy drinks! Of course, they were invented in 2021.
- Losing your temper: Around the same time as all these other articles, the New York Post warned that losing your temper can lead to a stroke. You know, because people never lost their tempers before 2021.
- Everything but the magic juice: In an article titled, “Why are so many footballers collapsing?” the U.K. Daily Mail quotes Professor Sanjay Sharma, the U.K.'s leading sports cardiologist, noting that the cause could be anything including random causes, but one thing we can rule out is the magic juice. “Is there an issue? Are these people being tested properly? Is the game doing it? Is there something in the air to cause an increase? I'm keeping an open mind. My feeling is that this is probably a statistical cluster rather than something on the rise.”