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There's Been a Stunning 1/3 Drop in Births Between 2020 and 2021 in Thailand
Is this Screaming Red Flags at the Vaccine Program?
Total birthrate between pandemic years 2020 and 2021 is one of the proxy indicators I've been checking to indicate a serious problem with the Covid vaccines. I have others, like total all cause mortality, life insurance claims, the number of people who skipped second or subsequent doses, VAERS and Eudravigilance data and Google search trends. For reasons having to do with the heartbreaking nature of miscarrying or giving birth to a stillborn baby after getting jabbed, I've long thought this would be among the most underreported adverse event, though VAERS shows around 2300 lost babies already. There's been a smattering of reports from hospitals and fertility clinics indicating drastic rises in stillborn babies, miscarriages, dead eggs and other problems. But I really want big picture data that shows the difference in live births between 2020 and 2021. It has to be those two years, otherwise all the blame can be put on Covid or Covid policies instead of vaccination.
Its been mostly crickets on this front. England stopped tabulating live births in August of 2021, for some odd reason. Total US birth data won't be released for a few months. But yesterday I found a money shot in the Bangkok Post. The article can be found here:
It's not good folks. The article inadvertently revealed a stunning 33% drop in total births in Thailand between 2020 and 2021. Around 200,000 less babies were born. Here are the quotes of interest.
"Thailand's birth rate in 2020 dropped below 600,000 for the first time and took the country's TFR down to 1.51, which is "extremely low", according to global organisations.
The World Health Organization and World Bank have said if a country's TFR is under 2.1, its proportion of elderly will surge and problems associated with migrant workers will rise.
In light of the Covid-19 outbreaks, Thailand's birth rate was projected to drop below 400,000 in 2021 and fall even further this year, according to Pailin Chuchottaworn, chairman of the Council of the Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology."
They didn't bother explaining what TFR is, so I will. It stands for Total Fertility Rate, i.e. the number of children born per woman. Since the other half (men) can not make babies no matter what the trademarked science says, the replacement fertility rate obviously has to be 2 or greater per woman. They settled on a Total Replacement Fertility Rate of 2.1 decades ago, to account for the small proportion of children who die early in life. Note that Thailand's rate has been well below that for a long time, as has been true in most developed countries for a long time. The Malthusian elites have hammered home overpopulation when data have shown that in many places in the world we should be worried about depopulation.
Now I've been living in Thailand since September of 2020. The economic outlook was obliterated by the border shutdown prompted by aggressive Covid zero policies, which is why comparing birth rates to also pandemic year 2020 is so important. But in my own neighborhood and among Thai friends, I've seen a lot of people buying land, building houses on the land and clearing the area for farms. There was an air of optimism in late 2020 and early 2021 that Covid zero policies had worked and that brighter times were ahead. The TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) was releasing pie in the sky predictions about how many people were just pounding on the door to come back to the Land of Smiles once things returned to normal.
Buying land and building houses are usually done by families with an eye to the future and long term family planning in mind. So it was often done by a married couple with established government pension jobs, say. If the woman is getting a little older she is not going to wait forever to try to have a baby or have another child. I'm not buying the explanation offered in the Bangkok Post that this ⅓ drop in births is all due to the bad economy (which was also wrecked in 2020). From my vantage point early 2021 would have offered these couples a marginally better starting point than the year before it.
The Covid Zero policy had to be abandoned in Thailand due to the dumpster fire of exploding case numbers, which spiraled out of control, coincidentally, after the vaccine rollout in April of 2021. This was initially blamed on everyone travelling for the Songkran festival on April 13 through 15 and not following disease control measures. We went to Nai Yang Beach for Songkran and it bore absolutely zero resemblance to the giant drunk wet t shirt contest festivals of pre Covid days. People were temperature and mask checked at the front gate and anyone with alcohol or too many people in the back of a truck were turned away. It was a subdued affair with many families having socially distanced picnics on the beach.
The vaccines were rolled out first to the elderly, the immunocompromised, and pregnant women. In Phuket as the summer months rolled in almost anyone who worked at a publicly facing job or who worked in tourism at the soon to be reopening quarantine free to vaxxed travellers island had to be vaccinated. Late in 2021 high schoolers were pressured to take the jab in order to return to in person schooling. Cases soared after every rollout.
So what could be causing a calamitous ⅓ drop in total births in a country in one year? Is it just the economy and the misery that Zero Covid policies wrought? Is it the vaccines, or perhaps a third factor like the rollout of 5G? Or all of the above? What do you think?
I think this portends a very dark future.