Edward Dowd, a former portfolio manager for BlackRock and the author of the upcoming book “‘Cause Unknown’: The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022,” has been analyzing data related to all-cause mortality since March 2021.
Dowd is familiar with predicting trends and observing patterns, and became interested in studying CDC data after he heard many anecdotal accounts of vaccine injury. He found a monumental spike in sudden deaths occurring in the fall of 2021 to early 2022 in the working age cohort, which corresponded to the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates for federal and corporate employees.
“The age cohort from 25 to 44, which we call the millennials, experienced an 84 percent rise of excess mortality into the fall of 2021—August, September, October—and the rate of change was just dramatic,” Dowd told EpochTV’s American Thought Leaders program during an interview that will premiere Sept. 6. That “represented about 61,000 Americans who perished from March 2021 to February 2022.”
To help Dowd better analyze the CDC data, a former top-ranked insurance analyst on Wall Street named Josh Sterling took the CDC data for all-cause mortality, which was not divided by age group, and separated the numbers by age cohort. He first created a baseline of normal death rates, from 2015 to 2019. Dowd said this was to get a more accurate picture of who died during the height of the vaccine mandates.
Large Insurers See Same Spike in Deaths
In early 2022, Dowd and Sterling got other sources corroborating their findings about the spike in deaths for the working age cohort.
In January 2022, OneAmerica CEO Scott Davison said during a press call that, based on their life insurance claim data, “in the second half of 2021, all-cause mortality among, especially working age members, had rose to a stunning 40 percent,” said Dowd. “And his company, which is a $100 billion insurance company, experienced just this incredible rise in deaths and claims.”
The significance of this rise in mortality, he explained, is that this company provides group life insurance, which handles insurance for corporations, not individuals.
“Forty percent is like a war. It’s not something that happens in the normal course of business,” said Dowd. Before the COVID-19 vaccine mandates, the deaths were primarily in the older age cohort, but after the vaccine rollouts in the second half of 2021, deaths became inflated in the younger, working-age cohort, he added.
Dowd has his own hunch about this sudden increase aligning with the vaccine mandates for big businesses, corporations, as well as federal agencies, but said that even if others disagree, he wants to be able to discuss, debate, and study the data in depth to come to a fair and rational conclusion about this spike in deaths.
In addition to OneAmerica, the Society of Actuaries published a data set also showing very similar results to what Dowd and Sterling found regarding death rates in working-age cohorts.
“They did what’s called a Group Life survey, where they rolled out about 80 percent of the revenues of the industry and looked at some all-cause mortality data. [I was pointed] to table 5.7, which is on page 23 of this report,” said Dowd.
“In the 25 to 34 [age group], they saw 78 percent excess mortality in the third quarter of 2021. They also saw in the 35 to 44 age group 100 percent excess mortality. We combined that group and our number was 84 percent,” said Dowd.
Dowd said the fact that they used different data sets—Dowd used CDC all-cause mortality numbers and the insurance company used their group life claim numbers—but got similar death spikes, validates his hypothesis of vaccines being the cause of death.
“But we need more data from the government, which they’re not providing. And if they did, the link would be there, I think, 100 percent,” said Dowd.