Deaths "Not Elsewhere Classified"
Certain causes of deaths have had rising rates in recent years, as mentioned in this prior report. But not all causes of death are “named” in mortality data. For instance, the death rate from the cause entitled “Other diseases of the respiratory system” has been steadily growing for a decade.
But one peculiar title is for deaths that are “Not elsewhere classified.” Such deaths used to be below 3,000 per month, leading to a monthly death per million of about 8 monthly deaths per million. But look at the recent rate (blue):
In August of 2023, there were just over 15,000 of these enigmatic deaths recorded, leading to a monthly rate over 5 times as high as what had been typical.
Other monthly death rates in the graph are accidents (red line at top) and drug overdoses (yellow). The drug overdoses first crossed 25 monthly deaths per million in July of 2020, right when deaths from unintentional injuries (accidents) spiked up.
There appears to be a lot more mystery involving deaths in the US ever since COVID. When looking for reasons why certain death rates jump, nothing should be off of the table. That even means suspecting foul-play is behind the huge shifts, such as a wide-scale use of toxins and even toxic levels of electromagnetic radiation.
Trying to explain recent rises in certain death rates as a “natural shift” would be folly.