The Truth About Summer Mortality Rates

This gets missed when the summer heat death scares fire up.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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Whenever we get a bit of sunshine, somebody like Lord Krebs is wheeled out to warn us that we’re all going to drop like flies. What the charlatans never bother to tell us is that, in the UK, July & August have the lowest death rates of the whole year.

From the Office of National Statistics:

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http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-338623

Many more people die in cold weather. For instance, the highest summer death toll in the last five years was in the cold , wet summer of 2012, which had a death toll of 113683. In contrast the summer of 2013, the warmest since 2006, deaths were only 110602.

And this does not only apply to cold climates, as a recent study in the Lancet found:

Cold weather is 20 times as deadly as hot weather, and it’s not the extreme low or high temperatures that cause the most deaths…

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