According to an article written by daniel_g:
“An alarming trend arose in Scotland during September.
According to official figures, 21 infants died within 28 days of birth.
In September, Scotland’s neonatal mortality rate was 4.9 per 1,000 live births.
While the numbers tend to fluctuate month to month, September’s rate reached levels that warrant immediate concern from health officials.
The rate eclipsed a warning threshold known as the ‘control limit’ for the first time in at least four years.
Even more frightening, Scotland hasn’t seen a neonatal mortality rate of this magnitude since the late 1980s.
While public health officials have shown previous concern on COVID-19’s impact on neonatal deaths, September 2021 is the first month with such an alarming figure.“
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“The Herald listed several potential causes of the rise in neonatal mortality:
-An unseasonal spike in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
-Pre-term deliveries caused by COVID-19 infections in expectant mothers
-Increased pressure on health services
However, it’s stated none of the deaths were directly linked to COVID-19 and that Scotland recorded its lowest number of neonatal deaths in 2020.
What explains the dramatic increase of neonatal deaths in September 2021 since the “pandemic” first started in 2020?
What’s the difference between 2020 and 2021?”
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