How bad is the rise in mortality?
So bad funeral companies are starting to worry.
Today Service Corporation International, the largest for-profit funeral operator in North America, had its quarterly earnings call. SCI had another great quarter, you’ll be pleased to hear! So far in 2022 the company has made almost $500 million in profits - and its stock rose more than 10 percent today after its earnings report.
(Death is your best investment!)
SCI’s management seems fairly open with investors. For many years, much of the company’s growth came from buying family-run funeral homes as their operators, umm, died out. The underlying funeral business is slow growth and very predictable.
At least it used to be.
As Thomas L. Ryan, Service Corporation’s chairman and chief executive, told investors Wednesday morning:
If you go back in this industry and particularly with SCI, year-to-year you would see the numbers of deaths -- probably in one year you may be down 1% or 2%, in the next year you're up 1% or 2% which you could predict was pretty good accuracy over a year and over a big footprint like ours what was probably going to happen… 2020 comes along, Covid, game-changer, right. We're having to do at one point of time 20 percent more funerals which is unheard of in a year versus, let's say, a year or two before.
So Service Corporation expected that once Covid passed, its business would go back to normal…
What we would have expected is, why wouldn't we go back towards, let's say, a 2019 level, maybe you get a percent or so growth of 2019, I would expect that. So that would be a reasonable level that we think would stabilize. And that's kind of what we anticipated...
Only that’s not what has happened.
What we're telling you is, the third quarter of this year, we did 15% more calls than we did in the third quarter of 2019. That is not what anybody would have anticipated and that has just a very de minimis amount of Covid deaths [emphasis added] in it.
Covid is gone. But people keep dying. Why?
Unsurprisingly, Ryan did not mention mRNA vaccines anywhere. Why would he? Doing so would only make for headaches he and Service Corporation do not need.
But, earlier in the call, he did point to “more cancer deaths” and more broadly a decline in overall health:
We believe these excess services are more permanent in nature into a combination of aging demographics, higher risk, less healthy lifestyle developed during the pandemic.
Ryan also suggested delayed medical care might be an issue.
These explanations are… strained, at best. Aging demographics are hardly new, and the lockdowns that drove a “less healthy lifestyle” ended as early as mid-2020 in most red states and by early 2021 almost everywhere. Opioids and overdoses generally remain a horrendous crisis, but deaths appear to have peaked in early 2022 and fallen slightly since. And for all the discussion of delays in medical care, hospitals and doctors offices have functioned essentially normally for at least 18 months.
In any case, the United States is hardly alone in seeing a large and so far unexplained spike in deaths in 2022. Countries from Germany to Australia to Taiwan are seeing similar trends.
They all have something in common. No points for guessing what.
In any case, Service Corporation is expecting business to stay good for years to come.
“These trends are hard to reverse quickly,” Ryan said. “I hope three, four, five years from now will subside a bit. But I don't think it's any time soon.”
This is a good article, Alex, but it's obviously climate change. No need for any investigations or anything!
We put the pfun in pfunerals
Long funeral companies and short life insurance companies. I don't make the rules.
So life insurance companies and funeral home companies tell the truth. Got it. As always, follow the money.
I have read that morticians are discovering weird, several-foot long, blood clots in the corpses they are embalming. The unexplained-death rate, according to the Alberta, Canada government has gone up astronomically. Yeah, yeah, correlation isn't causation. But the covid vaccines have to be under suspicion as the culprit.
Pfizer ( yes, that Pfizer) reported a 29% year over year increase in sales of their cardiomyopathy drug Vyndaqel, and a 15% year over year increase in their anticoagulant (blood clot) drug Eliquis. The money doesn't lie, so what does it signify? https://dossier.substack.com/p/the-pfizer-way-produce-the-sickness?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=69009&post_id=82011662&isFreemail=true&utm_medium=email
Embarrassed to say I saw this coming a year ago and bought a little SCI.
At least we now know, if we have some money left, where to invest it
The company’s share price spiked suddenly
They want people to die. Sick bastards.
Completely obvious it is the vaccine. Anyone who ignores it is immoral.
I know 3 people who have died suddenly in their sleep in the last 2 weeks. One I know was after a combined flu/CoVid booster and another after the booster. Not sure on the 3rd. I’ve never experienced that before. This is more than the number of people I directly know that died from CoVid
",,,we were lied to from the beginning. I don’t believe this has been a novel cause of illness and death other than our governments’ responses to the fake pandemic.... They’ve lied about the public health emergency, they’ve lied about the necessity and usefulness of the measures, and they’ve lied about the design, research, development, and use of these so-called vaccines..." - Dr. Michael Yeadon
PREMEDITATED MASS MURDER:
I'm sure the untested mRNA has caused many deaths, cancer cases and other health issues. We know ACM is way up in 25-45. I'd be curious to see the 2022 birth rates with all the female and male reproduction issues the mRNA has caused that we continue to hear about I wonder if we are up or down from previous years?
Edward Dowd has been on this for awhile. It got him booted off of Twitter. You have to go to Gettr to the get the details now.
"Crisis as excess deaths soar to levels higher than the Covid pandemic" Headline from The Telegraph today. Excess deaths are running 13% above normal in England and Wales according to the ONS compared to 2019. Non Covid excess deaths are three times higher than Covid deaths (Or deaths with Covid). And the explanation from doctors....Delayed or skipped medical treatments. I recall reading about two doctor strikes in the 1960s in Israel and California. The death rates dropped in both cases. I am not buying the delayed or skipped medical treatment argument.
You need to compare excess deaths in highly vaccinated countries to almost entirely non-vaccinated as in Africa. I think we can guess the results.
The numbers are good, but not good enough... so we'll just have to have another war... this time a really, Really, REALLY BIG one... One so big that it will make WWII look like a junior varsity team tryout.
Gotta disagree with doctors and hospitals functioning normally. In rural areas (where I am a healthcare provider), the system broke and was never fixed. Doctors refused to see sick people in person (still to this day, they make them do telehealth if they feel I’ll and as anyone actually practices medicine will tell you, you need to lay hands on a patient to properly diagnose them). Students graduated never having been properly trained in their finally years of residency. Smaller hospitals and clinics are closing. Older practitioners are still retiring earlier than they had planned further exacerbating a significant shortage of both primary care and specialty care, especially in underserved areas like where I live and work. The level of care never went back to pre-Covid and continues to worsen. I’m not saying the vaccines have nothing to do with the higher than expected mortality rates. I am saying that the harms from those vaccines combine with the failure of the healthcare system to rebound fully is contributing to the higher than anticipated mortality rates.
Just went to Mass for All Souls’ Day at my church. I have never seen so many candles lit and so many names called for my congregation. It’s has to be no less than 25% more than normal.
(Unfortunately) this was completely predictable based on the "gold standard" randomized clinical trial results. The Pfizer RCT had at least 17% excess non-COVID deaths with vaccination (14 vaccine vs. 12 placebo- they reported even worse numbers elsewhere), and the Moderna RCT had 15% excess non-COVID deaths (15 vaccine vs 13 placebo).
Of course, even during the height of the pandemic these RCTs showed absolutely no lives saved overall by the vaccines because these increases in non-COVID deaths completely offset the reductions in COVID deaths. But now that a) COVID deaths have been steady near record lows for months, due to many things: the wide availability of Paxlovid which actually works unlike the vaccines, natural immunity, less severe variants, etc, and b) the vaccines have been hugely ineffective even at preventing COVID deaths for about a year, the vaccine is essentially ALL risk and NO benefit at the present time.
No points for guessing what caused it?
But half the US population wouldn't guess it. It's not a slam dunk (well, maybe to your readers it is), esp to those in California where the wool (over the eyes) and the (heads in the) sand are plentiful.
Doctors are baffled at this rise in mortality but even Inspector Clouseau could figure it out.
Well, that’s sudden and unexpected.
Actually, considering that covid plus all the wrong medical decisions like ventilators Remsdevir, lockdowns, etc would have cleared away alot of, um, deadwood, ( i.e. those that were probably going to die, did, but we also pushed many, many more less frail people off the cliff too), one would reasonably expect recent mortality to be much less than 2019.
the drug companies will lie to you, the public health bureaucrats will lie to you, the government will lie to you. the stock market and insurance actuaries will never lie. for them it's dollars
I wonder if Paul Pelosi, Hunter or Fauci put any money on Service Corporation before the big numbers showed up. Maybe we should check with the SEC or some other watchdog.
How does this compare with countries which gave out the Russian / Chinese vaxes? Might be an interesting comparison.
There is another funeral home stock Carriage Services (CSV) that has missed earning last two quarters. Perhaps their management just sucks.
Cancer, dementia & diabetes deaths have skyrocketed in Australia & make up most of the 15,000 excess deaths. I bet it’s the same in the US. Keytruda cancer treatment sales are through the roof. It started in feb 2021 in Australia. Something is well off. You might expect more deaths from cancer due to not seeing a Dr but a large increase in diagnosis is not normal.
Look into cancer. It’s bad.
US looking like sigma 20 with cancer.
Two words. Edward. Dowd.
Until they start breaking mortality out by vax status, the rational explanation is vax status.
In Australia the MSM is blaming this on covid. The stories always end with get vaccinated (get f*cked)
Alex,if you remember about 1,5 years ago it was triple overdose case's to seeing a true covid-19 patient. MOST AMERICANS ARE BEGGING FOR BIDEN AND
HARRIS TO JUST LEAVE!
Again if this was happening under Ted Cruz this would be front page news for the legacy media. They the legacy media is not paying attention just like the millions they took from our pharmaceutical companies.
It must be “long Covid”, there’s no other explanation.
From what the science and medical experts say (those on the right side of history), we’ve got approx 2/3 more years (post these poison death shots) of serious vaxx injuries and, thus, high death counts to come. It’s going to be horrific, as it is currently. It’s very hard to come to terms with as we all have loved ones who have taken these shots. Let’s set our intention to believing there will be as many survivors as possible. 🙏🏻 Brace yourselves.
I’m in my early 60’s & woke up today to a text from my close high school friend telling us her brother in law (mid 60’s) unexpectedly dropped dead from a heart attack...this not too long after another close friend lost her 68 yr old brother in law from a sudden unexpected heart attack...and we recently lost a close friend within the last 9 months to a strange combo of liver & pancreatic cancers...and another close friend who died from sudden brain trauma after a fall while getting out of the shower in July...we’re almost reeling at this point...Alex your post today was nothing short of IRONIC & prophetic?!? Something isn’t right.
Family owned funeral homes are becoming a thing of the past. They are coalescing into monopolies based on locality. If you don't believe it go do some preplan shopping and visit every funeral home you care to and they will all come down to with 1 maybe $200 for the entire package which will be a significant portion of a mortgage. $10-$15k is the range for a bare bones basic funeral. Cremations are even more ridiculous. You can cremate several bodies on a 20# propane tank yet the average cost is over $1,000. Seriously, an urn is more expensive than the process to cremate a body.
As an aside, you don't think russia created mobile crematoria to use in Ukraine if it cost $1,000 per corpse do you? Nope, they did it because it is incredibly inexpensive and costs far less than shipping a body back to the motherland.
Just curious... Is Bill Gates a major stockholder?
And you still do not believe this is a death jab? I feel like our whole world is in a burning building and people are saying this building is on fire, but the owner of the building is saying stay where you are everything is fine the building is not on fire. You smell smoke and screams are heard FIRE ; yet the announcement comes that it’s not on fire only someone who burnt something in the kitchen. Then you see the flames leaping through the door many scream FIRE !! Once again the manager says your crazy its not what you think you are fine don’t believe what you see!! At this point it’s too late….
I feel in good company asking this question here but I don't understand how "we" can be the only people connecting the dots. How is it that we're not hearing any outrage that yet another 49-year-old suddenly died of a heart attack? Another 29-year-old professional athlete in peak physical form suddenly passed away.
All I'm hearing is "causation does not equal correlation" trope but clusters of unusual deaths are cause for scientific investigation.
Can anyone give me good news that this is shifting?
Other countries (outside the U.S.) are more advanced in their clinical trials and academic rigor. There has got to be a groundswell movement somewhere! Right?
No mention of how the funeral business has become yet another government contractor? FEMA still is paying for funerals if you agree to list Covid as the cause of death. Through 6/22 FEMA has paid for 406K funerals at a total cost of $2.6B. Yes, 2.6 BILLION.
A friend of mine was telling me about an active young man she knows that had several “mini heart attacks from the virus” but the family thought it was from the Pfizer vax... but very rare.
then later today I see a phizer FB ad saying get the vax if you have heart issues and about a million comments of different people saying they have heart issues from Covid. What the actual heck?!? Is Pfizer trying to convince people any issues are from Covid so get the vax? I wish I would have taken a screen shot.
That baby eating Putin strikes again! Is there no limit to his evil?
This is more than alarming!!!
I am certainly no expert on life insurance issues.
I did notice today after the close of a very disastrous overall stock market day that Lincoln National Insurance Company (LNC) reported their 3rd quarter numbers. They had to take some charges. Although some of it appeared to be increased charges from payouts for people dying, there were some other things going on as well. That is best left to an expert. I am just making an observation.
It was enough to tank the stock instantly almost 20%.
Alex, I do wonder how much of this life insurance situation also has to do with what you are reporting here.
Statistics are so, um, pre Covid
Get over it
Nothing to see here
I recommend Dr John Campbell's YouTube Channel. Very measured and data driven. The UK numbers are clearest. Most worrying is how Canadian data, which use to be good, disappeared (Alex' used the Ontario data a few times).
Also - in my check up, my Doctor checked the Provincial Guidelines - I am not eligible for Plaxovid, and the new booster - not recommended. I'm 55Y, and in great shape. Our elderly Pediatrician, who worked in Africa and is a HUGE booster of vaccines, never pushed the mRNA.
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