For the second time in six months, a “very unusual” surge in baby deaths is said to be occurring, with the latest wave in March alone clocking in at 18 infant deaths over the course of four weeks.
Last September was the first wave, which saw 21 neonatal deaths reported. (Related: There is also a major uptick in adult deaths among those who are “fully vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus, or Covid-19.)
“The neonatal mortality rate was 5.1 per 1,000 live births in September and 4.6 per 1,000 in March, against an average of 1.49 per 1000 in 2019,” reported The Herald newspaper.
Public Health Scotland (PHS) did admit that the latest death spike is not the result of mere chance. It has not provided even a suspected cause, however, and insists that the September spike “remained a mystery.”