I’ve mentioned the massive leap in deaths from respiratory failure in recent years, so I thought it prudent to post links for posterity.

First off, Scotland saw an unprecedented 13.8% rise in deaths from respiratory failure between 2014 and 2015. (Source: National Records of Scotland)

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This rise comes at a time when smoking was is at an all time low, heavy industry has been moved to China, remaining coal power plants are being fitted with scrubbers and vehicles have their tightest emissions standards ever.

Italy saw it’s overall death rate jump 11.3% over the same period, a rise they haven’t experienced since there was a land war between the Allies and Germany during World War II. (Source: La Republica)

England and Wales also saw a 5.4% rise in the death rate between 2014 and 2015 – the biggest rise since the 1960s. In all these cases, officials claim to have no idea why the death rates are rising so rapidly. If they looked out the window once in a while they might understand why.

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If you come across any other alarming statistics, please contact me and I’ll add them to this article.

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